Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dan Coffey, Kit Robinson, and Melissa Sewell

Dan Coffey, Kit Robinson, and Melissa Sewell
+Open Mic
5pm Sunday September 28th

Join us in the basement of the Taproom for our September reading. This reading features visiting poets Kit Robinson and Dan Coffey, as well as local poet Melissa Sewell. The featured readers will follow an open mic session, so bring your best work to share.

Dan Coffey hails from Buffalo, NY and has made the Midwest his second home. The librarian for English and World Literature at Iowa State University, Dan lives in Ames, Iowa with his wife and son. He has had poems published in Poetry Bay, Kennesaw Review, MiPoesias, Dirt, and The Laurel Review.

Kit Robinson is the author of Determination (Cuneiform, 2010), The Messianic Trees: Selected Poems, 1976-2003 (Adventures in Poetry, 2009), and 20 other books of poetry. He has written two books in collaboration with Ted Greenwald, A Mammal of Style (Roof, 2013) and Takeaway (c_L, 2013) and is a co-author of The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-1980 (Mode A, 2006-2010). Robinson lives in the Bay Area, works as a freelance writer and plays tres guitar in the Afro-Cuban dance band Bahía Son.

Melissa Sewell lives in Topeka, KS with poet Timothy Volpert and their daughter. Her work has appeared in Kansas City Voices, Yes, Poetry, and Literary Mama. She is a member of the Topeka Writers' Workshop.