March 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Writers’ Workshop graduates G.C. Waldrep and Karla Kelsey will read from their new work.

G.C. Waldrep will read from his recent poetry collection feast gently. “This is a book of visions, one that gives us a sound heard in extremity . . . This is a last moment, when no story we pretend to tell of ourselves ever will suffice. Only the lyric will, its belling of a spell. I love Waldrep’s work.” — Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic and Dancing in Odessa

G.C. Waldrep is the author, most recently, of the long poem Testament. Recent work has appeared in APR, Paris Review, New England Review, Yale Review, Colorado Review, Conjunctions, New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, and other journals. Waldrep lives in Lewisburg, Pa., where he teaches at Bucknell University and edits the journal West Branch.  From 2007 to 2018 he served as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.

Karla Kelsey will read from her recent essay collection Of Sphere. “Kelsey posits that looking inward is but a way of looking out, or is it the other way around? Of Sphere renders the question moot. All points on a sphere are equidistant from the center. Herein find the glorious chaosmos.” —Mónica de la Torre, author of The Happy End / All Welcome

Karla Kelsey is the author of three books of poetry, A Conjoined Book, Iteration Nets, and Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary. She has received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the Fulbright Scholars Program. She edits the poetry book review website The Constant Critic, and with Aaron McCollough co-publishes SplitLevel Texts, a press specializing in hybrid genre projects.