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on Saturday, September 12
Dara Wier and Ben Kopel
w/ James La Marre
Kelly Writers House
University of Pennsylvania
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia PA 19104
Dara Wier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Wave Books just published her Selected Poems. Other recent books include Remnants of Hannah and Reverse Rapture (awarded the Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives Book Award). Wier's poems can be found in Pushcart, Best American Poetry, Norton, Soft Skull and various other anthologies, and in American Poetry Review, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, slope, Turnrow, New American Review, and Volt. She's a member of the poetry faculty and director of the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-director of the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. With Guy Pettit and Emily Pettit, she edits and publishes chapbooks and broadsides for Factory Hollow Press.
Ben Kopel is a Baton Rouge, LA native and holds degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Iowa. He is currently continuing his education at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He enjoys movies about summer jobs and thinks there should be more movies about lonesome hitmen.
James La Marre is an east coast native cultured in Salt Lake City and currently resides in Philadelphia. An undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania, James works at the Kelly Writers House and spent the past summer interning at the Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn. He likes having things to look forward to.
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