Travis Nichols will be reading poems from Iowa, Monica Fambrough will be reading poems from Black Beauty, and Paul Killebrew will be reading poems from Flowers.
Born in Iowa in 1979, Travis Nichols now lives in Chicago. An editor at the Poetry Foundation, his writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Believer, Paste, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Stranger, and the Huffington Post. Iowa, his first book of poems, is just out from Letter Machine Press, and will be shortly followed by his first novel, Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder, due out in April from Coffee House Press.
Paul Killebrew was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. His first book, Flowers, was just published by Canarium Books. He resides in Louisiana where he works as a lawyer at Innocence Project New Orleans.
Monica Fambrough is the author of the chapbooks Black Beauty (Katalanche Press) and the self-published Meta Parka. Her work has appeared in jubilat, Glitterpony, and the collections Poets on Painters and Poems About Horses. She grew up in Mableton, Georgia and has lived in Seattle and western Massachusetts. Monica currently lives in Chicago, where she teaches at Columbia College.