An Evening of Poetry
To find a new beauty
Debra Bruce's latest book of poetry, Survivors' Picnic, was published in 2012 by Word Press. She is the author of three previous collections, Pure Daughter, Sudden Hunger, and What Wind Will Do, and her work has been published widely in journals, including The Atlantic, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner. She has been the recipient of many prizes and awards, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry magazine, and the Chicago Public Library's Carl Sandburg Award. Debra is a professor emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University. Andrea Witzke Slot is author of To find a new beauty, and her work can be found in such journals as Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Verse Daily, andSouthern Women's Review. She is currently working on a novel, a second poetry collection, and an academic manuscript that explores multi-voiced poetry as a source of social justice and democratic understanding. Andrea teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the book review editor atFifth Wednesday Journal as well as an associate editor at Rhino Poetry. Both poets will be reading a mix of published work and poems-in-progress.