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Meeting ID: 294 196 1059
THURSDAY MAY 21st ***8:30PM***
HOME SCHOOL: PEOPLE TO MEET - POETRY READING
with Eric Tran & Julia Bloch
moderated by Elaine Bleakney
is from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He is the author of the Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer (Autumn House Press, 2020) and the chapbooks Revisions (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018) and Affairs with Men in Suits (Backbone Press, 2014). His work appears in Iowa Review, 32 Poems, Pleiades, Missouri Review Poem of the Week, has been reprinted in Poetry Daily and Best of the Net, and has received recognition from New Delta Review, Indiana Review, and Tinderbox Poetry. He is on staff at Orison Press.
He is a resident physician in psychiatry at the Mountain Area Health Education Center. He graduated from the University from North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he received the Alan C. Cross Award and the Heusner Pupil Award. He holds an MPH from UNC Chapel Hill and an MFA from UNC Wilmington.
is a poet, scholar, and author of three books of poetry, Letters to Kelly Clarkson, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Valley Fever, and The Sacramento of Desire, each from Sidebrow Books. Her scholarly essays and reviews have appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, The Volta, and elsewhere, and she is working on a critical monograph about lyric theory and the North American long poem. Her awards and honors include the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and a Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2017, she was awarded a Pew Fellowship by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
is the author of For Another Writing Back and 20 Paintings by Laura Owens. Her writings have appeared in Documentum, the Kenyon Review, jubilat, and many other journals. Excerpts from For Another Writing Back have been featured by The Believer, Poetry Society of America, and others.
Elaine edited the anthology Poem in Your Pocket, published by Harry N. Abrams in coordination with the Academy of American Poets. She is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine, where she studied poetry, and Kenyon College. Elaine has taught writing at UC Irvine, Flagler College, Penland School of Craft, Warren Wilson College, and other venues.
A native of Arizona, Elaine was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and lives in Asheville, North Carolina.