Natalie Shapero, Meg Shevenock, Calvin Lee Reeder Poetry Reading + Music

Natalie Shapero is the author, most recently, of the poetry collection POPULAR LONGING. Her previous collections are HARD CHILD, shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize, and NO OBJECT, winner of the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award. Natalie’s writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. She teaches at UC Irvine.

Meg Shevenock's debut poetry collection, The Miraculous, Sometimes, won the 2019 Marystina Santiestevan first book prize, judged by Bob Hicok for Conduit Books & Ephemera. Meg's poems and essays have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Lana Turner, Best New Poets, Denver Quarterly, Smartish Pace, Tupelo Quarterly, and the Kenyon Review blog. She is a 2021 recipient of a writer's grant from The American Academy of Arts and Letters and 2020 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner in Poetry. Meg is frequently "the reader" and researcher for visual artist Ann Hamilton. She teaches writing to gifted youth.

Calvin Lee Reeder is a filmmaker and musician originally from Seattle but has been marooned in Los Angeles for over a decade. His films have won awards at Sundance, AFI, and The Sarasota Film Festival. His music has done nothing like that. However, he did waste a good part of his youth touring extensively with art punk bands The Intelligence (In the Red Records) and Popular Shapes (On/On switch). As a solo act, he plays off-kilter folk songs that usually start in A minor- heck, they usually end there, too.

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