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Poetry: Mike Lala, Avril Thurman, Tyrone Williams

  • Chase Public 1569 Chase Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45223 United States (map)

Chase Public is excited to host a reading from 2016's Colorado Prize for Poetry winner Mike Lala, Tyrone Williams (who made the selection), and Avril Thurman.

Tyrone Williams - teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of five books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002), On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008), The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011) and Howell (Atelos Books, 2011). He is also the author of several chapbooks, including a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011). 

Mike Lala - is the author of Exit Theater (2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry, selected by Tyrone Williams), as well as several chapbooks, most recently In the Gun Cabinet (The Atlas Review, 2016) and Twenty-Four Exits (A Closet Drama) (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016). A poet who works with text, recorded sound, and, occasionally, images, his work has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, the Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, the Awl, and Volt. He lives in New York.

Avril Thurman - was born in a log cabin in Brown County, Indiana. She has shown visual work in Brooklyn, Memphis, Philadelphia, Reims (France), and many beloved independent Cincinnati galleries. She has been a Junie in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and her poems have been published in the Madcap Poetry Review, and in Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, and Light Industrial Safety. 


Saturday, Dec. 17th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Free event, bring money and buy books.

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