Chase Public is proud to host a poetry reading from Nancy Chen Long and Karen George.
Nancy Chen Long, a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing fellow in poetry, is the author of Light into Bodies, winner of the 2016 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry (University of Tampa Press, 2017) as well as Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013). You’ll find her recent and forthcoming work in Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, Crab Orchard Review, Zone 3, Briar Cliff Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Pleiades, Bat City Review, the Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, and elsewhere. As a volunteer with the local Writers Guild, Nancy coordinates a reading series and works with others to offer free poetry workshops to the public. To give back to the writing community at-large, she reviews poetry books and interview poets at the blog Poetry Matters(readwritepoetry.blogspot.com), as well as on her blog nancychenlong.blogspot.com. She has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA, worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager, and more recently earned an MFA. She works at Indiana University in the Research Technologies division. nancychenlong.com
Karen George, MFA, poet and fiction-writer, is author of the poetry chapbooks Into the Heartland (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Inner Passage (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), and The Seed of Me (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and the full-length poetry collection Swim Your Way Back (Dos Madres Press, 2014). She's received grants from The Kentucky Foundation for Women and The Kentucky Arts Council. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Adirondack Review, Louisville Review, Memoir, Naugatuck River Review, Tupelo Press 30/30 Website, Border Crossing, Permafrost, Wind, Still, and Blue Lyra Review. She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University, and has taught fiction writing at The University of Cincinnati. You can read her interviews and poetry reviews at Poetry Matters (readwritepoetry.blogspot.com.) She is co-founder and fiction editor of the online literary and art journal, Waypoints (waypointsmag.com.) karenlgeorge.snack.ws
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Friday, July 7th
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