15 South Dubuque St. • Iowa City, IA 52240 • 319-337-2681 • 800-295-BOOK • Open 9:00 a.m. daily
ROSS GAY & CHRIS MATTINGLY
Poets Ross Gay and Chris Mattingly will read from their work. Ross Gay is the author of two collections of poems, Bringing the Shovel Down and Against Which. He holds a Ph.D in American Literature from Temple University, and is a faculty member at New England College’s Low-Residency MFA program. Gay is a poet of conscience, who echoes Tomas Transtromer’s “We do not surrender. But want peace.” —Jean Valentine
Chris Mattingly is the author of the chapbooks Ad Hoc and A Light for Your Beacon (both from Q Avenue Press). His poems have most recently appeared in Louisville Review, Still, Lumberyard, and Forklift, Ohio. Chris is a graduate of Spalding University’s MFA in Writing Program and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.