April Reading Series

The BLCA Reading Series will be held on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm as we celebrate National Poetry Month.  The reading will feature authors Angela Hume, Julie Gard, and Athena Kildegaard.

Angela Hume is the author of Middle Time (Omnidawn, 2016) and the chapbooks Melos (Projective Industries, 2015), The Middle (Omnidawn, 2013), and Second Story of Your Body (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). A new chapbook, A Body Is Not a Boundary, is forthcoming from DoubleCross. Angela is Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing, and Environmental Literature at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She lives in Morris and Minneapolis.

Julie Gard’s prose poetry collections include Home Studies (New Rivers Press), which was a finalist for the 2016 Minnesota Book Award; Scrap: On Louise Nevelson (Ravenna Press); and the chapbooks Obscura: The Daguerreotype Series (Finishing Line Press) and Russia in 17 Objects (Tiger’s Eye Press). Julie’s essays, poems, and stories have appeared in Gertrude, Fourth River, Clackamas Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Ekphrasis, and Blackbox Manifold, among other journals and anthologies. A former Fulbright Graduate Fellow in Vladivostok, Russia, she lives in Duluth, Minnesota and is Associate Professor of Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Athena Kildegaard’s most recent book of poetry, Course, appeared in March from Tinderbox Editions. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Ecotone, Rattle, Poetry Northwest, North American Review and elsewhere, and they’ve been set to music by a number of composers. She teaches at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

The 2019 Reading Series was curated by Michael Kleber-Diggs.

The Reading Series is made possible in partnership with the Anoka County Library.