Monday, April 6, 2015

Meg Johnson, Jennifer Knox, and Rich Smith

Meg Johnson, Jennifer Knox, and Rich Smith
5pm, Sunday May 3rd

Meg Johnson is the author of the full length poetry collection Inappropriate Sleepover (The National Poetry Review Press, 2014) which was recently a NewPages Editor's Pick. Her poems have appeared in Hobart, Nashville Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Puritan, Sugar House Review, Verse Daily, and others. Meg started dancing at a young age and worked professionally in the performing arts for many years. She is the editor of Dressing Room Poetry Journal and recently received her MFA in creative writing from the NEOMFA Program. She is working on her second full length collection which has been a finalist in book contests. Meg is currently a lecturer at Iowa State University. Her website is: and she blogs at:

Jennifer L. Knox’s  new book of poems, Days of Shame and Failure, will be published by Bloof Books in October 2015. Her poems have appeared four times in The Best American Poetry series as well as in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, McSweeney’s, and Bomb. She teaches at Iowa State University.

Rich Smith is the author of All Talk (Poor Claudia 2014) and the chapbook Great Poem of Desire and Other Poems (Poor Claudia 2013). He’s currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry at the University of Central Missouri, where he edits poetry for Pleiades and serves as a board member of Pleiades Press.  Recently, his poems have appeared in The Continental Review, Tin House, Barrow Street, Jerkpoet, Cimarron Review and elsewhere.