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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Friday, September 11 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Poetry: Keetje Kuipers, Melissa Kwasny, Melissa Mylchreest and Mandy Smoker

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Join four of Montana's most powerful female poets for a reading and conversation. Each will share from new or recent work.

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Keetje Kuipers

Keetje Kuipers has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Emerging | Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College and a Bread Loaf Fellow. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poems have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Orion, West Branch and Prairie Schooner. In 2007 Keetje completed her tenure as the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident, which provided her with | seven months of solitude in... Read More →
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Melissa Kwasny

Melissa Kwasny is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Pictograph (2015) and The Nine Senses (2011), both from Milkweed Editions, as well as a collection of literary essays, Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision (Lynx House Press 2013). Reading Novalis in Montana was named one of the top ten books of 2009 by the Huffington Post. She is also the editor of Toward the Open... Read More →
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Melissa Mylchreest

Melissa Mylchreest writes poetry and nonfiction in Missoula, Montana. She is the author of the chapbook Reckon, and the full-length poetry collection, Waking the Bones, which won the 2014 Dorothy Brunsman Prize from Bear Star Press. Her work has appeared in many venues, including High Country News, Big Sky Journal, Western Art & Architecture, Flyway, Crab Orchard Review, American Cowboy, Talking River... Read More →
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Mandy Smoker

M.L. Smoker belongs to the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation in north-eastern Montana. Her family home is on Tabexa Wakpa (Frog Creek). | She holds an MFA from the University of Montana in Missoula, where she was the recipient of the Richard Hugo Fellowship. She is also a graduate of Pepperdine University, and attended UCLA and the University of Colorado, where she was a Battrick Fellow. Her first collection of poems... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Missoula Art Museum - Carnegie 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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