Axton Reading Series

Department of English reading series featuring distinguished writers

Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Axton Readers

Janine Joseph

Janine Joseph

Axton Reading: February 25, 7:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Axton Master Class (poetry):

February 26, 10 am

Location: Virtual

Born in the Philippines, Janine Joseph immigrated to the U.S. at the age of eight and lived undocumented for fifteen years. She is the author of Driving Without a License, winner Kundiman Poetry Prize, 2018 da Vinci Eye Award, and named an Honorable Mention for the 2018 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize from the New England Poetry Club, among other honors. An organizer for Undocupoets, Janine also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Poets & Writers at OSU-TulsaCurrently, she lives in Stillwater, OK, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) at Oklahoma State University
Allen Gee

Allen Gee

Axton Reading: April 1, 7:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Axton Master Class (prose):

April 2, 10 am

Location: Virtual

Allen Gee is the author of the essay collection, My Chinese America.  His essay, Old School was included in the most recent Pushcart Prize anthology.  Gee has recently completed a novel, The Laborers, and is at work on the biography of James Alan McPherson, titled At Little Monticello.  Gee's work has appeared in PloughsharesThe CommonLuminaCrab Orchard Review, Terrain, and elsewhere.  He is the former Editor of Gulf Coast, served as Fiction Editor at Arts & Letters for over a decade, and is now the Editor for the imprints 2040 Books and DLJ Books.  He taught for the MFA Program at Georgia College for fourteen years, and is now the D.L. Jordan Endowed Professor of Creative Writing at Columbus State University.



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