MFA Alumni Panel at Greensboro Bound: Czerwiec, French, Nordgren

2:15 PM, Sunday, May 20, 2018
Triad Stage Cabaret
Panel discussion

The MFA Writing Program at Greensboro, The UNCG English Department, and The UNCG College of Arts & Sciences will host a poetry reading by award-winning UNC Greensboro alums Heidi CzerwiecKerri French, and Sarah Rose Nordgren on Sunday, May 20th at 2:15 PM at the Triad Stage Cabaret. A part of the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, the event is free and open to the public.

Poet and essayist Heidi Czerwiec is the author of the recently-released poetry collection Conjoining, and of the forthcoming lyric essay collection Fluid States, winner of Pleiades Press’ 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose. She is at work on an adoption memoir, Real Mother. She lives in Minneapolis.

Kerri French is the author of Every Room in the Body (Moon City Press, 2017) winner of the 2016 Moon City Poetry Award. Her poetry has appeared in Washington Square Review, Copper Nickel, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Barrow Street, Painted Bride Quarterly, Nashville Review, DIAGRAM, PANK, Best New Poets, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, among others. A North Carolina native, she has lived in Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and England and holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, and Boston University. Instruments of Summer, her chapbook of poems about Amy Winehouse, is available from Dancing Girl Press. She lives and writes outside of Nashville, TN.

Sarah Rose Nordgren is a poet, teacher, and intergenre text artist. Her two books of poetry are Best Bones (2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and Darwin’s Mother, which is recently released from University of Pittsburgh Press (November 2017). Her poems and essays appear widely in periodicals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, Copper Nickel, and American Poetry Review, and she creates video and performance text art in collaboration with Kathleen Kelley under the name Smart Snow. Among her awards are two winter fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and fellowships and scholarships from the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Conferences, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Originally from North Carolina, Nordgren earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA in poetry from University of North Carolina Greensboro. She’s currently at the University of Cincinnati where she is a doctoral candidate in poetry with a certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Nordgren serves as an Associate Editor at 32 Poems.