Red Hen Press

Monday, March 19, 2012
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater


Red Hen Press and the Poetry Society of America are pleased to invite you to spend an evening with the finest authors of our time at Red Hen’s Monday Evenings at the Geffen Playhouse. Join us as we feature award-winning writers Rita Mae Reese, Eduardo C. Corral, and Beckian Fritz Goldberg. For more information on this reading, please contact

Rita Mae Reese earned a BA in American Studies and an MA in Creative Writing at Florida State University and then an MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While pursuing her MFA, she worked at the Dictionary of American Regional English and immersed herself in the online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary where she began to find poetry in etymology. She began writing many of the poems that eventually formed her book The Alphabet Conspiracy (Arktoi Books, 2011). She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Stegner fellowship, and a “Discovery”/The Nation award. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals and anthologies including The Normal School, Imaginative Writing, From Where You Dream, Blackbird, New England Review, The Southern Review, and The Nation. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her family.

Eduardo C. Corral is a CantoMundo fellow. He holds degrees from ASU and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Post Road. He has received a “Discovery”/The Nation award and residencies from The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. In addition to his many honors, he has served as the Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University and as the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He is the interview editor for Boxcar Poetry Review, and in 2011, he won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.

Beckian Fritz Goldberg holds an MFA from Vermont College and is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Body Betrayer (Cleveland State UP, 1991), Never Be the Horse (U of Akron P, 1999), Lie Awake Lake (Oberlin College Press, 2005), and The Book of Accident (Univ. of Akron Press, 2006.) Her work has appeared widely in anthologies and journals including The Best American Poetry series, Field, The Gettysburg Review, Harper’s, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, New American Poets of The 90s, and American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary American Poets. She has been awarded the Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize, The Gettysburg Review Annual Poetry Award, The University of Akron Press Poetry Prize, The Field Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. Currently, Goldberg teaches Creative Writing at Arizona State University.



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