Comedy Club

Monday Night Poetry: Jehanne Dubrow + Yerra Sugarman

February 17, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KGB Bar
KGB Event

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of seven books of poetry, including most recently, American Samizdat, and a book of creative nonfiction, throughsmoke: an essay in notes. Her previous poetry collections are Dots & Dashes, winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award, The Arranged MarriageRed Army Red, Stateside, From the Fever-World, and The Hardship Post. She has co-edited two anthologies, The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume and Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse. Her eighth book of poems, Simple Machines, which was selected as the winner of the Richard Wilbur Poetry Award, will be published by the University of Evansville Press at the start of 2020. Her ninth poetry collection, Wild Kingdom, is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in spring 2021.

Yerra Sugarman is the author of three poetry collections: Forms of Gone, which was a National Book Critics Circle “Favorite First Book,” The Bag of Broken Glass, which was a National Book Critics Circle “Recommended Book,” and Aunt Bird, a hybrid collection comprised of lyric poems, prose poems, and lyric essays which is forthcoming from Four Way Books. Her chapbook From Her Lips Like Steam will be published by Aureole Press at the University of Toledo. Her poetry, translations, and critical articles have appeared in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, The Nation, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Literary Imagination, The Mississippi Review, Pleiades, The Bellevue Review, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry International, as well as on Verse Daily.  She has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, PEN American Center’s PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, a “Discovery”/The Nation Poetry Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award and its Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, a Canada Council Grant for Creative Writers, a Chicago Literary Award, and a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award.