June 20-26, 2010
Readings are open to the public (suggested donation $5–$10), handicap-accessible, and begin at 7:30 pm in Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
JAMES TATE & JOY WILLIAMS June 20
James Tate is the author of over twenty books of poetry and prose, including The Ghost Soldiers, Return to the City of White Donkeys, and Selected Poems. Joy Williams is the author of four novels, including The Quick and the Dead, and three collections of stories.
HEATHER CHRISTLE & STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES June 21
Heather Christle is the author of The Difficult Farm, a collection of poems. Stephen Graham Jones is the author of six novels and one story collection, most recently Ledfeather and The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti.
MARK DOTY & NOY HOLLAND June 22
Mark Doty is the author of eight books of poems, including Fire to Fire: New & Selected Poems, and three volumes of nonfiction prose. Noy Holland is the author of two story collections: The Spectacle of the Body and What Begins with Bird.
MICHAEL KIMBALL, LISA OLSTEIN, & MATTHEW ZAPRUDER June 23
Michael Kimball is the author of three novels: The Way the Family Got Away, How Much of Us There Was, and, most recently, Dear Everybody.
Lisa Olstein is the author of two books of poems: Radio Crackling, Radio Gone and Lost Alphabet. Matthew Zapruder is the author of two poetry collections: American Linden and The Pajamaist.
THOMAS SAYERS ELLIS & LENI ZUMAS June 24
Thomas Sayers Ellis is the author of four poetry collections and chapbooks, including The Maverick Room and The Genuine Negro Hero. Leni Zumas is the author of the story collection Farewell Navigator.
CHARLES D’AMBROSIO & DARA WIER June 25
Charles D'Ambrosio is the author of two collections of stories: The Point and Other Stories and The Dead Fish Museum, and Orphans, a collection of essays. Dara Wier’s ten books of poems include Selected Poems, Remnants of Hannah, and Reverse Rapture.
PAUL LISICKY & ALEX PHILLIPS June 26
Paul Lisicky is the author of the novel Lawnboy and the memoir Famous Builder. Alex Phillips is the author of the poetry chapbook Under a Paper Trellis and the book-length poem Crash Dome.