The readings and master classes are free, open to the public and on Belknap Campus.
Here’s the fall lineup:
- Adam McOmber is an adjunct English faculty member at Chicago’s Columbia College and associate editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika. His short-story collection This New & Poisonous Air was published this year, and his debut novel Empyrean is set for publication in 2012. He received an Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ Intro Award.
Reading: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library
Master class: 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 16, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building
- Derek Mong is a Stanford University doctoral student in English literature and the 2008-10 Axton fellow in poetry at UofL, where he taught courses and organized the The Soul That Grows in Darkness: The Axton Festival of Film and Verse. His poetry collection Other Romes debuted this year. He and his wife, translator Anne O. Fisher, received a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts grant for their translation of Russian author Maxim Amelin’s poems.
Reading: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library
Master class: 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 28, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building
- Suzanne Buffam and Srikanth Reddy are University of Chicago creative writing teachers. Buffam’s poetry collections are “Past Imperfect” and “The Irrationalist”; her honors include the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s Literary Award for Poetry and the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Reddy has published the poetry collections “Facts for Visitors” and “Voyager,” and contributed to the 2004 anthology “Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation.” Reddy also is literacy director for the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Trust in India.
Reading: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10, Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library
Master class: 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 11, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building
The English department sponsors the Anne and William Axton Reading Series.