Writers Reading Series: Douglas Bauer and Carmen Gimenez Smith
Writers Reading—January 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Douglas Bauer has published three novels -- Dexterity, The Very Air, a New and Noteworthy selection from the New York Times Book Review, and The Book of Famous Iowans, a New York Times Notable Book. And three non-fiction books, Prairie City, Iowa: Three Seasons at Home; The Stuff of Fiction: Advice on Craft; and What Happens Next?: Matters of Life and Death, which won the 2014 PEN/New England Book Award for Non-Fiction. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Esquire, Tin House, Agni, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Massachusetts Review, and others. He has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of seven books including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry and most recently, Cruel Futures published by City Lights. She was awarded an American Book Award for Bring Down the Little Birds and the Juniper Prize for Poetry for her collection Goodbye, Flicker. She also co-edited Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath Press, 2014). She is a co-director for CantoMundo, publisher of Noemi Press, and a Professor of English at Virginia Tech. With Steph Burt, she is poetry editor of The Nation. Her next poetry collection, Be Recorder, will be published by Graywolf Press in August, 2019.