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Matt Hart

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Arts and Journalism Building (AJ) 225

Poet Matt Hart will be on campus to read from his numerous books of poetry.  He will be available after his reading for a brief Q & A and book signing. 

Matt Hart is the author of six books of poems, including Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, 2012), Debacle Debacle (H_NGM_N Books, 2013), and Blue Jay Slayer, an art and poetry collaboration with artist Ken Henson (Aurore Press, 2016). Additionally, Radiant Action (a book-length poem) and Radiant Companion, are forthcoming from H_NGM_N Books and Monster House Press, respectively.

Hart’s poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous print and online journals, including The Academy of American Poets online, Big Bell, Cincinnati Review, ColdfrontColumbia Poetry Review, H_NGM_N, Harvard ReviewJam Tarts Magazine, jubilatKenyon Review online, Lungfull!, and POETRY, among others.

His awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2013 individual artist grant from The Shifting Foundation, and fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and the Chair of Liberal Arts at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He plays guitar and shouts in the bands TRAVEL and THE LOUDEST SOUNDER.

Martha McCullough

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Arts and Journalism (AJ) 225

Poet/Videopoet Martha McCullough will be on campus to read from her poetry and screen her videopoems.  She will be available for a brief Q & A after her reading.

Martha McCollough born in Detroit, Michigan. She studied visual arts at the University of Michigan and, after a period of feckless bohemianism, Pratt Institute, where she received an MFA in painting. During a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she decided life was better not lived in New York City. So she moved to Massachusetts and is still there all these years later, living in Chelsea (which is as much like a seedy neighborhood in Queens as it's possible to find in the Boston area), making a living as a graphic designer. She learned motion graphics on the job and gradually became more interested in videopoetry and writing than painting. Her poems have appeared in The Baffler, Cream City Review, Pine Hills Review, and Salamander, and elsewhere. Her videopoems have appeared in Triquarterly, Datableedzine, and The Atticus Review, and have been screened at numerous international festivals.


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