March 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Writers’ Workshop graduates Daniel Poppick, Adrienne Raphel, and Chris Martin will read from their new poetry.

Daniel Poppick will read from his new book from Omnidawn, The Police. Daniel Poppick's work has been recognized with fellowships fromYaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he earned his MFA in 2011. A graduate of Kenyon College, he has taught writing and literature at SUNY Purchase College, Coe College,Victoria University (New Zealand), and the University of Iowa. He lives in Brooklyn, where he co-edits the Catenary Press. “As distance collapses into shareable moments, he questions how we can sustain intimacy when we cease distinguishing our somatic experiences from our avatars; how to disrupt when disruption itself is privatized; how to connect when connection itself is privatized? Each poem reads like exquisite comment streams of the mind. Poppick writes with beauty, wit, and compassion.” —Cathy Park Hong

Adrienne Raphel is the author of What Was It For, selected by Cathy Park Hong as winner of the Rescue Press Black Box Poetry Prize; and the chapbook But What Will We Do, selected by Robyn Schiff as winner of the Seattle Review Chapbook Contest. She is a regular contributor for the New Yorker online, the Paris Review Daily, the Poetry Foundation, the Atlantic online, Lana Turner Journal, Prelude, and Poetry Northwest. Raphel is a PhD candidate in English at Harvard University, where she studies poetics.

Chris Martin is the author of The Falling Down Dance, Becoming Weather, and American Music, selected by C. D. Wright for the Hayden Carruth Award. He is the author of chapbooks including HISTORY, enough, and How to Write a Mistake-ist Poem. He is an editor at Futurepoem books is a co-founder and teaching-writer at Unrestricted Interest. He lives in Minneapolis.