March 24th – 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Burt Kimmelman’s eighth collection of poetry, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982 – 2013 (BlazeVOX [books]), is forthcoming in 2013. In addition to poetry, he has published a number of books of literary criticism and scores of essays on medieval, modern or contemporary poetry. Recent interviews of him by Tom Fink in Jacket2 (text) and George Spencer at Poetry Thin Air (video, in two parts) are online. He teaches literary and cultural studies at New Jersey Institute of Technology. More information and samples of his poetry and other work can be found at BurtKimmelman.com
Diane Simmons’ short fiction collection, Little America, winner of the 2010 Ohio State University prize for fiction, was published by the Ohio State University Press in June. Her short story, “ Yukon River ,” was a runner-up for the 2010 Missouri Review Editor’s Prize. Other short fiction has appeared in numerous journals such as Beloit Fiction Review, Blood Orange Review, and Northwest Review. Her novel, Dreams Like Thunder, won the Oregon Book Award for Fiction. Her novel, Let the Bastards Freeze in the Dark, was published by Simon and Schuster.
In addition, she has published critical biographies on Maxine Hong Kingston and Jamaica Kincaid. Her book, Narcissism of Empire, examined popular British Imperial writing. She holds a BA in History from the University of Oregon , an MA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, and a Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York.
Read more about Diane Simmons at Dianesimmons.net.