The Creative Writing Program is proud to present a reading by four of our newest Ph.D.s: Claire Cronin, Shamala Gallagher, Gabrielle Hovendon, and Lindsay Tigue. This event, organized by graduate students Amy Bonnaffons, Genevieve Guzmán, and Jacob Sunderlin, will take place on Friday, May 3rd at a private residence located at 158 N. Poplar St. in Athens. Doors open at 7:30 for an 8 p.m. reading.
Below reader bios:
Claire Cronin is an interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles. She is the author of A Spirit Is a Mood without a Body, winner of the 2018 Dead Lake Chapbook contest. She also won the 2014 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Award judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Cronin’s work appears in Bennington Review, Sixth Finch, Vinyl Poetry, BOAAT, Cloud Rodeo, Yalobusha Review, The Volta, and other places. She holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine.
Shamala Gallagher is the author of a poetry collection, Late Morning When the World Burns (The Cultural Society, 2019). Her poems and essays appear in Poetry, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, Shenandoah, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. A Kundiman Fellow, she holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers and a PhD from the University of Georgia.
Gabrielle Hovendon earned an MFA in creative writing at Bowling Green State University and has been a Vermont Studio Center Fellow, a Lilly Graduate Fellow, and a Devine Fellow. Her fiction can be found in The Missouri Review, Gettysburg Review, Cincinnati Review, Southwest Review, Day One, Verse, Boulevard, Ninth Letter, and Electric Literature, among others.
Lindsay Tigue is the author of System of Ghosts, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, shortlisted for Julie Suk Award, and a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book Award and the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award for a book by a debut author. She is originally from Michigan and will be an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Eastern New Mexico University beginning August 2019