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The Literary Review Editors Event

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:00pm

The Literary Review hosts a reading and reception to celebrate TLR’s new issue. Featured guests include the magazine’s editors reading their work alongside contributors to Big Blue Whale, and will be presented by TLR World Literature Editor Jessie Vail Aufiery and TLR Associate Poetry Editor Heather D Lang.

Renée Ashley, Editor at Large, TLR is the author of five previous volumes of poetry: Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea (Subito Book Prize, University of Colorado—Boulder); Basic Heart (X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review Press); The Revisionist’s Dream; The Various Reasons of Light; and Salt (Brittingham Prize in Poetry, University of Wisconsin Press), as well as a novel, Someplace Like This, and two chapbooks, The Museum of Lost Wings and The Verbs of Desiring. A portion of her poem, “First Book of the Moon,” is included in a permanent installation by the artist Larry Kirkland in Penn Station, Manhattan, NY.  She has served as Assistant Poetry Coordinator for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and as Poetry Editor of The Literary Review. Ashley teaches in the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing and the MA in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Tina Cane, poetry contributor summer issue was born in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC in 1969 and grew up in the city’s East and West Village. She attended the University of Vermont, the Sorbonne and completed her master’s degree in French Literature at the University of Paris IX-Nanterre. She is the founder and director of Writers-in- the-Schools, RI, for which she works as a visiting poet, and is also an instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Over the past twenty years, Tina has taught French, English, and creative writing in public and private schools throughout New York City and Rhode Island. Tina’s poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals including Spinning Jenny, Tupelo Quarterly, Cargo, Two Serious Ladies, The Birmingham Review and The Good Men Project. Her work, The Fifth Thought, was published by Other Painters Press in 2008. Tina was the 2016 recipient for the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She lives outside of Providence, RI with her husband and their three children.

Craig Morgan Teicher, Poetry Editor, TLR is the author of several books, including the forthcoming The Trembling Answers (BOA, April 2017) and We Begin in Gladness: Essays on Poetic Development (Graywolf, 2018).  He is also the editor of Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz.  He writes about books for The New York Times Book Review, The LA Times and NPR.

Justin Taylor, Fiction Editor, TLR is the author of the story collections Flings and Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. His work has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, and Bomb. He has taught at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, and N.Y.U. Lately he lives in Portland, Oregon.

Rachel Sherman, fiction contributor, summer issue holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, The Offing, Conjunctions, Catapult and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library.  Her first novel, Living Room (2009) was called “...edgy, moving, smart, funny, and altogether human,” by author Dani Shapiro, and was commended for its “…perfect pacing…” by The New York Times Book Review.  She teaches writing at Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Columbia Universities, and leads the Ditmas Writing Workshops.

Presenting Editors:
Minna Zallman Proctor, Editor, The Literary Review
Jessie Vail Aufiery, World Literary Editor, The Literary Review
Heather G Lang, Associate Poetry Editor, The Literary Review

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