Poetry Barn Presents
Warren Wilson College
Poetry MFA Alumni
June 16, 2017
Feature: 6:30 PM-7:30 pm
Open Mic: 7:30-8:30 pm
More than thirty-five years after its inception, the prestigious MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina remains one of the top writing programs in the nation. Three poetry alums read from recent and forthcoming collections.
An open mic will follow. If you have a poem, essay, short story, or song to share, you’re warmly invited to sign-up before the reading.
About the Readers
Mary Lou Buschi’s collections of poetry include Awful Baby (2015), Tight Wire, (2016), Ukiyo-e, (2014), and The Spell of Coming (or Going), (2013). Mary Lou’s poems have appeared in many journals such as Thrush, The Laurel Review, Pank, Field, among others.
Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 70 journals and magazines. He is also the author of the chapbooks How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water and Harbor Mandala, the full-length collections Psalmandala and Appearances (forthcoming 2017). He teaches creative and expository writing at New York University and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and is the Director of Education at Why There Are Words Press.
Maeve Kinkead received her B.A. and M.A in English and American Literature from Harvard University. She is an Emmy-winning actress who has worked widely in theatre, film and TV. In 2008 she received her M.F.A in poetry from the Warren Wilson College M.F.A. Program for Writers. Her poetry has appeared in Cortland Review, Provincetown Arts, Shadowgraph Magazine and elsewhere. A Dangling House, published by Barrow Street Press in April, 2017 is her first book of poems.