Axton Reading Series, Fall 2010
The Anne & William Axton Reading Series presents Leslie McGrath and Patty Seyburn
Sep 16, 2010
from 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm
|Where||Bingham Poetry Room|
|Contact Name||English Department|
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The Fall 2010 Axton Series begins with a visit from poets Leslie McGrath and Patty Seyburn. In addition to their poetry reading, they will lead a panel discussion on the state of publishing.
Reading: Thursday, September 16th, 4 p.m., Bingham Poetry Room
Panel Discussion: Friday, September 17th, 10 a.m. - noon, Humanities 300
Leslie McGrath is the managing editor of Drunken Boat online journal of the arts. Her poems have appeared in Alimentum, Beloit Poetry Journal, DIAGRAM, Poetry Ireland, and elsewhere. McGrath also conducts literary interviews, which have appeared in the Writer's Chronicle and on public radio. Winner of the 2004 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, her first collection, Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage, was published by Main Street Rag Press (2009). She is also the editor, along with Ravi Shankar, of Radha Says, the posthumous poetry collection of Reetika Vazirani, published by Drunken Boat Press.
Patty Seyburn has published two books: Mechanical Cluster (Ohio State University Press, 2002) and Diasporadic (Helicon Nine Editions, 1998) which won the 1997 Marianne Moore Poetry Prize and the American Library Association's Notable Book Award for 2000. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including The Paris Review, New England Review, Slate, Crazyhorse, and Cutbank. She is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach and co-editor of POOL: A Journal of Poetry, based in Los Angeles.