Poetry Reading (You'd Be a Fool to Miss It)

Join Eat My Words for an afternoon of readings from eight extrordinary local poets. Readers include:

Ashleigh Lambert is the author of the chapbooks The Debt or the Crisis (DoubleCross Press) and Ambivalent Amphibians (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems and reviews can also be found in Bone Bouquet, Coldfront, Diagram, Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, Rain Taxi, and The Rumpus.

Lisa Marie Brimmer's work has been published in the Summit Avenue Review and Konch Literary Magazine as well as featured in the Lowertown Reading Jam Series hosted by the Saint Paul Almanac at the Black Dog Cafe, Groove Theory at Elixir Lounge, the Pillsbury House Theatre’s Late Nite: Non English Speaking Spoken Here Series and The Loft Literary Center’s EQ (Equilibrium) Spoken Word Series. Her play “Dear Daughter” was produced through Bedlam Theatre’s 10 Minute Community Play Festival. She lives in the Twin Cities.

Tyler Davis is a Minneapolis poet and graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has appeared in the Hawaii Review, All We Can Hold, and Bridge Eight.

Sarah Fox is the author of Because Why and The First Flag, both published by Coffee House Press, as well as the recent chapbooks Old Wives Tales (Five Hundred Places Press) and Invisible Wife (above/ground press). She lives in NE Minneapolis, and is a teacher, worker, placenta encapsulator, resister, astrologer, and a grandmother.

Dustin Luke Nelson wrote a book of poems, then titled that book of poems "in the office hours of the polar vortex." He has a Guinness World Record, but his request for Robbie Knievel's phone number was rebuffed.

Paula Cisewski's fourth poetry collection, Quitte, won Diode Editions' 2016 Book Prize and her third, The Threatened Everything, was selected for publication in the 2014 Burnside Review Book Contest. Both are newly released. Cisewski is also the author of Ghost Fargo (selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize), Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), and a chapbook of lyric prose, Misplaced Sinister (Red Bird Chapbooks).

Clarence White is a writer, editor and publicist living in Saint Paul. He is a 2011–2012 Givens Foundation for African American Literature Retreat Fellow and was a finalist for mnartists.org miniStories flash fiction competition in 2008. His work has been exhibited and performed in many places. His work is featured in the recently published several editions of the annual publication Saint Paul Almanac, in the landmark publication Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota and elsewhere.

Elisabeth Workman is the author of ENDLESSNESS IS NO DESOLATION. Other works include ULTRAMEGAPRAIRIELAND, OPOLIS, ANY RIP A THRESHOLD, and IN THE EVENT OF NOT HAVING AN ANSWER, among others. She is the recipient of a 2009 Jerome/SASE Emerging Writer Fellowship, a 2010/11 McKnight Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a 2012 Marcella DeBourg Fellowship from the University of Minnesota, and honors/awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board.