MELISSA DICKEY & ANDY STALLINGS

July 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Writers’ Workshop graduates Melissa Dickey and Andy Stallings will read from their books of poetry published by Rescue Press.

Melissa Dickey will read from Dragons. "This is a writer who calls us out in our vulnerability . . . She does exactly what the best poets do when they unearth what's beautiful in the ugly and what's ugly in the beautiful."—iO: A Journal of New American Poetry.  Melissa Dickey is the author of The Lily Will and has been published in Puerto del Sol, Sundog Lit, and KROnline.

Andy Stallings will read from To the Heart of the World. This collection operates in exuberance and exhaustion, trance and ricochet, aware of both its exile from and unremitting attachment to so-called "community" (friends, colleagues, students, beloveds, long- dead poets, and well-worn texts) even as he presents the bewildering solitude inherent in shared experience. Andy Stallings lives in Massachusetts, where he is faculty at Deerfield Academy. He is an editor of THERMOS magazine. Andy Stallings and Melissa Dickey are married and live with their three children in Deerfield, MA.