Faculty Readings

Sarah Anne Strickley and Kiki Petrosino

Reading: Thursday, September 20, 5:30 PM
Humanities Room 300

Sarah Anne Strickley

Sarah Anne Strickley is the author of Fall Together (Gold Wake Press, 2018). She’s a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowship, an Ohio Arts grant, a Glenn Schaeffer Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters, and other honors. Her stories and essays have appeared in Oxford American, A Public Space, Witness, Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, The Southeast Review, The Normal School, Ninth Letter, Hotel Amerika, and elsewhere. She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned her PhD from the University of Cincinnati. She teaches creative writing and serves as faculty editor of Miracle Monocle  at the University of Louisville. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, the writer Ian Stansel, and their daughters.

Kiki Petrosino (Director of Creative Writing) is the author of three books of poetry: Witch Wife (2017), Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013), and Fort Red Border (2009), all from Sarabande Books. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, FENCE, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Tin House, and on-line at Ploughshares. She is the founder and co-editor of Transom, an independent on-line poetry journal. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisville. Her awards include a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat and research fellowships from Virginia Humanities and the University of Louisville’s Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society. In recognition of artistic excellence, Petrosino is the recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.