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Creative writing faculty to share their work

UNT creative writing faculty from the Department of English will host readings at 7:30 p.m. April 22 in the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, room 110, located at 1704 West Mulberry Street. This year's readings will be given by faculty members and authors Bruce Bond, Corey Marks, John Tait and Jill Talbot. They each will read one of their award-winning works.

  • Bruce Bond, Regents Professor. Author of fifteen books, most recently Choir of the Wells: A Tetralogy (Etruscan, 2013), The Visible (LSU, 2012), Peal (Etruscan, 2009), and Blind Rain (LSU, 2008). He has won numerous recognitions for his poems, including the Allen Tate Award, the TIL Best Book of Poetry Prize, the Colladay Award, the Richard Peterson Prize, the Knightville Poetry Award, and fellowships from the NEA and the Texas Institute for the Arts. At UNT, he has won the Kesterson Award for Graduate Teaching, the Toulouse Scholars Award, the Creative Impact Award, and the inaugural Eminent Faculty Award. Presently he is poetry co-editor for the American Literary Review and a co-judge for the annual UNT Rilke Prize.
  • Corey Marks, University Distinguished Teaching Professor and director of creative writing. Author of The Radio Tree (New Issues Press, 2012), winner of the Green Rose Prize, and Renunciation (University of Illinois Press, 2000), a National Poetry Series selection. His poems have appeared in New England Review, The Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, Ploughshares, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, TriQuarterly, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Natalie Ornish Prize from the Texas Institute for Letters, and the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review. He also is a co-judge for the UNT Rilke Prize.
  • John Tait, associate professor. Specializes in creative writing (fiction writing) as well as post World War II American fiction and film. His short stories have appeared in Crazyhorse, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, The Sun, Michigan Quarterly and elsewhere. He has been the recipient of Canada Council for the Arts Grant for Emerging Writers and has also received the Tobias Wolff Fiction Award as well as first prize in the H. E. Francis Literary Competition, the Dogwood Fiction Awards and the River City Fiction Awards. He is currently at work on a novel, Poplar Crescent.
  • Jill Talbot, visiting assistant professor. Specializes in the personal essay, memoir, and genre-defying work. She is the author of The Way We Weren't: A Memoir (Soft Skull, 2015) and Loaded: Women and Addiction (Seal, 2007). She co-edited The Art of Friction: Where (Non)Fictions Come Together (U of Texas, 2008) and edited Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction (Iowa, 2012). Her essays have appeared in such journals as Brevity, DIAGRAM, Ecotone, The Normal School, Passages North, The Paris Review Daily, The Pinch, Seneca Review. She is also the nonfiction editor for BOAAT Press.

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Posted on: Tue 12 April 2016

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