KGB: Four Way Books reading

March 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bruce Bond is the author of sixteen books including Sacrum, a Four Way Books Spring 2017 title. Presently he lives in Denton, Texas where he is Poetry Editor for American Literary Review and Regents Professor at the University of North Texas.

Christopher Kempf has published poetry in Best New Poets, Gettysburg Review, The New Republic, and Ploughshares, among other places. Late in the Empire of Men, a Four Way Books Spring 2017 title and the winner of the 2015 Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry, judged by Martha Collins, is his first book of poetry. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, he is the 2016-2017 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College and a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Chicago.  He received his MFA from Cornell University.

Nathan McClain is a recipient of scholarships from The Frost Place and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers. A Cave Canem fellow, his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Callaloo, Ploughshares, Sou’wester, Iron Horse Literary Review, Southern Humanities Review, Waxwing and elsewhere. Scale, a Four Way Books Spring 2017 title, is his first book of poetry. He lives in Brooklyn.

Christina Pugh’s most recent book of poetry, Perception, is a Four Way Books Spring 2017 title. Her poems have appeared widely.  Pugh was recently awarded a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship to complete her fifth book of poems, Stardust Media.  Her honors have also included the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, an individual artist fellowship in poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, the Grolier Poetry Prize, an AWP Intro Journals Award, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry. She lives in Evanston, IL and is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her teaching, she is Consulting Editor for Poetry magazine.