KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Sandra Simonds + Reggie Harris

October 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sandra Simonds is the author of six books of poetry: Orlando, (Wave Books, forthcoming in 2018), Further Problems with Pleasure, winner of the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize and forthcoming from the University of Akron Press, Steal It Back (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012), and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). Her poems have been included in the Best American Poetry 2015 and 2014 and have appeared in many literary journals, including Poetry, the American Poetry Review, the Chicago Review, Granta, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Court Green, and Lana Turner. In 2013, she won a Readers’ Choice Award for her sonnet “Red Wand,” which was published on Poets.org, the Academy of American Poets website. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida and is an Associate professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.

Reginald Harris is Poetry in The Branches Coordinator and Information Technology Director for Poets House.  Winner of the 2012 Cave Canem / Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for Autogeography, his work has appeared in a variety of publications including African-American Review, Sou’wester; Best Gay Poetry 2008, and The Ringing Ear anthology.  His first volume, 10 Tongues, was named a Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the ForeWord Book of the Year. He has also been the recipient of Individual Artist Awards for both poetry and fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council.