January 31, 2020 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Poets Amanda Auerbach and Matt McBride will read from their work.

Writers’ Workshop MFA in Poetry candidate Amanda Auerbach will read from What Need Have We for Such as We, published by C&R Press.  “Amanda Auerbach is a keener psalmist than any writing now. These poems do not simply transpire; they emerge, both leading and being led towards a more perfect light. We are reproved and then restored. What Need Have We for Such as We resounds with crucial, beautiful virtue.” –Donald Revell

Amanda Auerbach received her PhD in English literature from Harvard University in 2018. She currently teaches at the University of Iowa.  Her poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Fence, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Harvard Review Online, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Poetry Northwest, and Thrush Poetry Journal. 

Matt McBride will read from City of Incandescent Light.  “McBride takes on technology, militarism, love, nostalgia, divorce, the ubiquity of advertising, the institution of the presidency, and the ever-expanding surveillance state. This is a deeply sad and strangely fun and totally shining book that has given me, among other things, the best slogan I've heard yet for the current moment: 'no flag is small enough.'"—Natalie Shapero 

Matt McBride's poetry has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Cream City Review, Diagram, FENCE, Forklift, The Mississippi Review, Ninth Letter, Typo, and PANK amongst others. He is the recipient of a Devine Poetry Fellowship, an Elliston Poetry Fellowship, and an Ohio Council for the Arts Grant. He holds an MFA from Bowling Green State and a PhD in English and Comparative Lit from the University of Cincinnati. A former lecturer of Rhetoric at the University of Iowa, he is currently an Instructor of English at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.