KGB: Columbia Selects

October 05, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our lineup this month:

Fiction by Kimberly King Parsons has been published or is forthcoming in Best Small Fictions 2017, No Tokens, New South, Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her literary criticism has appeared in Bookforum, Time Out New York, Fanzine, and elsewhere. She was the winner of the 2016 Indiana Review Short Fiction Prize, placed second in the Joyland Open Border Fiction Prize, and was runner-up in the 2017 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. She recently moved with her family from NYC to Portland, Oregon, where she is at work on a novel about LSD, motherhood, and missed opportunities.

Work by Lynne Potts has appeared in Paris Review, American Literary Review, American Letters, California Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Meridian, New American Writing, Southern Poetry Review, Texas Review, and others. She has three books of poetry, two published by the National Poetry Review Press and a third by Glass Lyre Press. In 2012, she was made Poetry Fellow for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Lynne lives in Boston and New York and is Poetry Editor of AGNI Journal of Literature and Art.

Ronald Okuaki Lieber, LP, MFA, is a licensed psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC and a tenured professor at SUNY/NCC. His poems have appeared in various literary journals, including The Nation, back when they published poetry, The New England Review, The Colorado Review, Passages North and Columbia. His papers on psychoanalysis have appeared in Issues on Psychoanalytic Psychology and Modern Psychoanalysis, where he served as Editor from 2006-2014.

What is Columbia Selects? The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. These fresh talents are finished with or near to finished with their first books, but do not yet have a book contract and/or an agent. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success. This is your chance to glimpse who you’ll be reading in 2019!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.