Sponsored by the Nebraska Writers Collective and the University of Nebraska Omaha MFA in Writing program, widely acknowledged poets Graham Foust and Geoffrey Nutter will present selections from their poetry at The Down Under Lounge, Omaha.
Doors at 6:00 p.m. The reading will begin at 7:00. This event is free and open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy drinks, friends, and poetry.
Special Event: On Saturday, October 29, from 1-3 PM at University of Nebraska Omaha Community Engagement Center, Geoffrey Nutter will lead a special session of Wallson Glass, the generative writing workshop he directs in New York City. Nutter encourages local writers, including students, to attend: "Join Wallson Glass and fellow poets for a day of poem-making. Two hours of writing experiments, using an array of texts to create collages of language and thought in the course of adding to the 'stock of available reality.'"
There is no fee to attend the Saturday workshop. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402.659.6343. See workshop event page below:
About the Poets:
Graham Foust's poems, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The Nation, Conjunctions, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Boston Review, American Letters and Commentary, A Public Space, Gulf Coast, New Ohio Review, Verse, and Fence. He is the author of five books of poems, including Leave the Room to Itself, winner of the 2003 Sawtooth Poetry Prize; Necessary Stranger, a finalist for the 2007 Northern California Book Award; and To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems, a finalist for the 2014 Believer Poetry Award. His sixth book of poems, Time Down to Mind, was published in December of 2015. With Samuel Frederick, he has translated three books by the late German poet Ernst Meister: In Time's Rift (Wave Books, 2012), Wallless Space (Wave Books, 2014), and Of Entirety Say the Sentence (Wave Books, forthcoming 2015). He works at the University of Denver.
Geoffrey Nutter is originally from California but has lived in New York for many years. He has published four books: A Summer Evening, Water's Leaves & Other Poems, Christopher Sunset, and The Rose of January, and his work has also appeared in many journals and anthologies. Geoffrey studied poetry at the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, where he was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize, and has taught poetry classes at Princeton, The New School, New York University, Queens College, Columbia University School of the Arts, and was a visiting professor at the University of Iowa in 2011. He has also taught poetry-writing to children in Harlem, the Bronx, and Paris.