Meet us in Minneapolis!
Etruscan Press will be front and center at the 2015 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference April 8 – 11. Come say hello and meet some of our award-winning authors! We’ll be in booth 1100.
Etruscan Authors Attending
Laurie Jean Cannady
Laurie Jean Cannady is the author of Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul (Etruscan Press, Fall 2015). As an associate professor of English at Lock Haven University, she spends much of her time encouraging students to realize their true potential. She is a consummate champion of women’s issues, veterans’ issues, and issues affecting underprivileged youth. She holds an M.A. from Austin Peay, a Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Cannady resides in central Pennsylvania with Chico Cannady and their three children.
Author of Body of a Dancer (Etruscan Press, 2011), Foreword Reviews Book of the Year finalist, Renée E. D’Aoust was trained on scholarship as a dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet and later at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance. Now as a writer, she has numerous publications and awards to her credit, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at American Dance Festival, support from the Puffin Foundation, and grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Anthology publications include Reading Dance (Pantheon), edited by Robert Gottlieb, On Stage Alone (University Press of Florida), edited by Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy, and Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People (Ontario Veterinary College/University of Guelph), edited by Hilde Weisert and Elizabeth Arnold Stone. She holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University.
Bonnie Friedman is the author of Surrendering Oz (Etruscan Press, 2014), which was recently longlisted for the PEN/Diamondstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Friedman’s widely anthologized Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life. She is also the author of The Thief of Happiness: The Story of an Extraordinary Psychotherapy. Her work has appeared in The Best American Movie Writing, The Best Buddhist Writing, The Best Writing on Writing, the Best Spiritual Writing, and The Best of O., the Oprah Magazine. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Texas, and divides her time between Brooklyn, New York, and Denton, Texas.
H. L. Hix
H. L. Hix has published an anthology, Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation (2004), and ten books of poetry and literary criticism with Etruscan, including Shadows of Houses (2005); Chromatic (2006); God Bless: A Political/Poetic Discourse (2007); Legible Heavens (2008); Incident Light (2009); First Fire, Then Birds (2010); As Easy As Lying: Essays on Poetry (2002); Lines of Inquiry (2011); As Much As, If Not More Than (2014) and I’m Here to Learn to Dream in Your Language (2015). His forthcoming book from Etruscan, American Anger, will be released in 2016.
In addition to having been a finalist for the National Book Award for Chromatic, his awards include the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Peregrine Smith Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Kansas Arts Commission, and the Missouri Arts Council. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, taught at Kansas City Art Institute, and was an administrator at The Cleveland Institute of Art, before accepting his current position as professor in the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Wyoming. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at Shanghai University.
Paul Lisicky, the author of Etruscan’s The Burning House (2011), has taught in the graduate writing programs at Cornell University, Rutgers-Newark, Sarah Lawrence College, and Antioch University Los Angeles. He is the author of Lawnboy (Turtle Point Press, 1999), Famous Builder (Graywolf Press, 2002), and Unbuilt Projects (Four Way Books, 2012). His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, StoryQuarterly, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, Prairie Schooner, and has been widely anthologized. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He lives in New York City and Springs, New York, and teaches at NYU.
Lynn Lurie is the author of Corner of the Dead, winner of the 2007 Juniper Prize for Fiction, University of Massachusetts Press (2008) and Quick Kills, Etruscan Press (2014).
James McCorkle grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, received his M.F.A. (Iowa Writer’s Workshop) and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and currently teaches in the Africana Studies and First Year Seminar Programs at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York. He is the author of The Still Performance (a study of post-modern American poetry), the editor of Conversant Essays: Contemporary Poets on Poetry, and most recently, an associate editor of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry.
Bruce Mills’ memoir, An Archaeology of Yearning, was published by Etruscan in 2013. He has also published scholarly books and articles on 19th-century American writings and co-edited a collection of essays by siblings of those on the autism spectrum. His creative nonfiction has appeared in The Georgia Review and New England Review. Mills also teaches at Kalamazoo College.
American Amnesiac, Diane Raptosh’s fourth book of poetry, was longlisted by the National Book Award in 2013 and was a finalist for the 2014 Housatonic Book Award. The recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she is currently serving as the Boise Poet Laureate (2013) as well as the Idaho Writer in Residence (2013-2016). Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Women’s Studies Quarterly, Terrain.org, OccuPoetry, and the Los Angeles Review. Her work has also been anthologized widely in such places as New Poets of the American West, Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting, Classifieds: An Anthology of Prose Poems, and The Glenn Gould Anthology. She holds the Eyck-Berringer Endowed Chair in English at The College of Idaho, where she teaches literature and creative writing as well as directs the program in criminal justice/prison studies. A highly active ambassador for poetry, she has conducted writing workshops, given readings, and lectured on poetry in a variety of locations ranging from university auditoriums to maximum security prisons, school buses to riverbanks. She lives with her family in Boise.
Born in Philadelphia in 1955, Tim Seibles has received fellowships from both the Provincetown Fine Arts Center and The National Endowment for the Arts. He also won the Open Voice Award from the 63rd Street Y in New York City. Most recently, his book of poems Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2011) was nominated for a National Book Award and received the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. Seibles was also awarded the triennial Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize for Fast Animal.
His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including Indiana Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Huizache, Cortland Review and Ploughshares. His poem, “Allison Wolff,” was anthologized in Best American Poetry 2010.
Joseph P. Wood
Philadelphia native Joseph P. Wood is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry, which include Broken Cage (Brooklyn Arts Press 2014, finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series), Fold of the Map (Salmon, 2014), and I & We (CW Books, 2010). His work has appeared in venues such as Arts & Letters Daily, BOMB, Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Poetry London, Prairie Schooner, Verse, among others. He is an assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Thursday, April 9
12:00 PM – Lynn Lurie
1:00 PM – Diane Raptosh
2:00 PM – Paul Lisicky
3:00 PM – Renee D’Aoust
Friday, April 10
4:00 PM – Bonnie Friedman
Saturday, April 11
11:00 AM – James McCorkle
AWP 2015 Author Panels
Each of the following panels includes an Etruscan author or editor:
Thursday, April 9
9:00 – 10:15 AM – Diane Raptosh: Being Poet Laureate: City Laureates on Civics, Outreach, and Public Poetry – Room L100 A, Lower Level
10:30 – 11:45 AM – Renee D’Aoust: Confronting Our Fears: Turning Adversity into Art – Room L100 J, Lower Level
12:00 Noon to 1:15 PM – Kazim Ali: Queer Poetics in a Transnational World: Craft, Politics, and Publishing – Room M100 D&E, Mezzanine Level
1:30 to 2:45 PM – Wilkes University MA/MFA Creative Writing Program 10th Anniversary Reading – Room L100 D&E, Lower Level
Friday, April 10
10:30 to 11:45 AM – Tim Seibles: Teaching: The Life of Poetry and Muriel Rukeyser – Auditorium Room 2, Level 1
10:30 to 11:45 AM – Kazim Ali: Mapping New Territories: Diasporic Writers from Regions of Conflict – Room 200 B&C, Level 2
3:00 to 4:15 PM – David Lazar: Melancholy and the Literary Uses of Sadness – Room 200 B&C, Level 2
3:00 to 4:15 PM – Jennifer Atkinson: The Thinking Eye – Room M100 A, Mezzanine Level
3:00 to 4:15 PM – H. L. Hix: The Thinking Eye – Room M100 A, Mezzanine Level
3:00 to 4:15 PM – Paul Lisicky: MFA? Check. Now How Do I Keep Writing? Practical Information for Post-MFA Writing Life – Room L100 B&C, Lower Level
Saturday, April 11
1:30 to 2:45 PM – Tim Seibles: Poetry and the New Black Masculinity, Part Two – Room L100 F&G, Lower Level
3:00 to 4:15 PM – Renee D’Aoust: Narrative, Lyric, Hybrid: Crafting Essay Collections into Books – Room 101 H&I, Level 1
3:00 to 4:15 PM – Peter Grandbois: Narrative, Lyric, Hybrid: Crafting Essay Collections into Books – Room 101 H&I, Level 1
4:30 to 5:45 PM – Peter Grandbois: Birthing the Same Baby Twice: Or, Adaptations as the Fifth Genre – Room L100 H&I, Lower Level