Enjoy a glass of wine, the summer sun, and great poetry with our writers-in-residence
POETRY READING WITH CATHRYN COFELL, BRUCE DETHLEFSEN, C. KUBASTA
Join us for an evening of poetry, light refreshments, and good company as we present a reading by our writers-in-residence Cathryn Cofell, Bruce Dethlefsen, and C. Kubasta. This reading is free and open to the public. Weather permitting, the reading will be held outside. Some seating is available. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Cathryn Cofell is the author most recently of Stick Figure with Skirt. She has published more than 350 poems in a variety of journals and magazines, including North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Phoebe, Laurel Review, Rattle, NY Quarterly, Comstock Review, One Trick Pony, Drawn to Marvel, Cream City Review, and Dirty Napkin. Among her awards are ones from the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Christopher Latham Sholes Award (2020), the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award (2019), the Mill Prize for Poetry (2019), the Lorine Niedecker Award (2014), the Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Prize (2009), the Jade Ring (1993) and multiple Pushcart nominations.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Bruce Dethlefsen moved to Wisconsin to attend college in 1966 and stayed. A retired educator and public library director, he was chosen Wisconsin Poet Laureate and served from 2011 to 2012. He is the author of three full-length poetry books and two poetry chapbooks. Bruce volunteers in Wisconsin prisons doing poetry workshops. He is a member of the Prairie Sands Band and lives in Westfield, Wisconsin.
C. Kubasta is the author of two chapbooks A Lovely Box (which won the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets chapbook prize) and &s, both from Finishing Line Press, and two full-length collections All Beautiful & Useless (BlazeVOX), and most recently Of Covenants (Whitepoint Press, 2017). She also writes fiction — her books include the novels Girling (Brain Mill, 2017), This Business of the Flesh (Apprentice House, 2018), and the short story collection Abjectification (Apprentice House, 2020).