Axton Reading Series

Department of English reading series featuring distinguished writers

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Axton Readers

Kristen Miller

Kristen Miller

Axton Reading:
October 15, 7 pm.
Location: Virtual

Axton Master Class (poetry):
October 16
Location: Virtual

Kristen Renee Miller’s poems and translations have appeared in POETRYThe Kenyon ReviewThe CommonGuernica, and Best New Poets 2018. Her debut translation, Spawn, by Ilnu Nation poet Marie-Andrée Gill, will be published in 2020. A recipient of honors and fellowships from The Kennedy Center, The Humana Festival, The Kentucky Arts Council, and elsewhere, she lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she is the managing editor for Sarabande.

Mitchell Douglas

Mitchell L.H. Douglas

Axton Reading:
September 24, 7 pm. 
Location: Virtual

Axton Master Class:
September 25, 10 am.  
Location: Virtual

Mitchell L. H. Douglas is the author of dying in the scarecrow’s arms\blak\ \al-fə bet\, winner of the Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, and Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, an NAACP Image Award and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee. His poetry has appeared in CallalooQuarterly West, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop among others. He is a cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets, a Cave Canem graduate, and Associate Professor of English at IUPUI.    


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