with Shane McCrae, Cole Swensen

April 8

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Kokoy F. Guevera’s The Reddest Herring

  Prairie Lights Bookstore


Prairie Lights Bookstore

Saturday, April 8 – Noon

FREE admission


A memorial reading of Kokoy F. Guevara’s poetry collection The Reddest Herring, featuring Shane McCrae and Cole Swensen.

About Shane McCrae

Shane McCrae teaches at Oberlin College and at Spalding University’s low-residency MFA in Writing Program. His most recent books are In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017) and The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015). He has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, a fellowship from the NEA, and a Pushcart Prize.

About Cole Swensen

Cole Swensen was born and raised near San Francisco and earned her BA and MA from San Francisco State University and a PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz. She is a former director of the creative program at the University of Denver and taught in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is currently a professor in the literary arts program at Brown University and founder and editor of La Presse, a small press dedicated to the translation and publication in English of contemporary French poetry.

Swensen is the author of thirteen collections of poetry and has translated ten books of poetry into English from French. Her most recent books include Gravesend (University of California Press, 2012), Stele (Post-Apollo Press, 2012), and Greensward (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010).