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Lisa Wells with Ashley Toliver & Mohamed Asem

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, December 6, for a reading with Lisa Wells from her recent book of poems, The Fix, from University of Iowa Press. Joining Lisa will be poet Ashley Toliver (Spectra, 2018) and nonfiction writer Mohamed Asem (Stranger in the Pen, 2018)

Lisa Wells is a poet and nonfiction writer from Portland, Oregon. Her debut collection of poetry, The Fix, was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize. A new book of nonfiction, Believers, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2019. Her work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Granta, The Iowa Review, Best New Poets, The Believer, N+1, Denver Quarterly, Third Coast, and elsewhere.

THE FIX reviewed at Publisher’sWeekly.

An excerpt and short essay about Lisa’s book at Poetry Society of America.

Ashley Toliver is the author of Spectra (Coffee House Press, September 2018) and a chapbook, Ideal Machine (Poor Claudia, 2014). A poetry editor at Moss.her work has been supported by fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts, the Cave Canem Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. She received her MFA from Brown University in 2013.

Mohamed Asem’s work has appeared in Eunoia Review, What Lies Beneath, and elsewhere. Born in California, raised in Kuwait and Paris, he currently lives in Portland.

Photo by Johny vino on Unsplash


December 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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