Join us May 6th for a very special evening.
Laura Apol is a faculty member at Michigan State University and the author of four full-length collections: Falling into Grace; Crossing the Ladder of Sun; Requiem, Rwanda; and Nothing but the Blood. She is a two-time winner of the Oklahoma Book Award and a finalist for the Independent Publishers Award for poetry. She currently serves as the poet laureate of the Lansing area. Just this week she finished a book about her work around therapeutic writing and poetic inquiry, titled Poetry, Poetic Inquiry and Rwanda: Engaging with the Lives of Others, to be published by Springer International.
Mary Anna Kruch is a career educator and writer. Inspiration flows from her Italian family near Rome, her American family, PTSD, and nature. She has previously published a textbook, Tend Your Garden: Nurturing Motivation in Young Adolescent Writers (Equinox Publishing. 2012), and recent poetry appears in Ariel Chart International Journal, Trinity Review, Wayne Literary Review, and an anthology, After: Stories About Loss and What Comes After. Work is forthcoming in two anthologies and two journals. Her first poetry collection, We Draw Breath from the Same Sky, was published last summer.
Cheryl Caesar lived in Paris, Tuscany and Sligo for 25 years; she earned her doctorate in comparative literature at the Sorbonne and taught literature and phonetics. She now teaches writing at Michigan State University Last year she published over a hundred poems in the U.S., Germany, India, Bangladesh, Yemen and Zimbabwe, and won third prize in the Singapore Poetry Contest for her poem on global warming. Her book, Flatman: Poems of Protest in the Trump Era was published by Lansing-based Thurston Howl Publications. She escapes to books, cats, and Michigan lakes. She dreams of swimming in an infinity pool of warm salt water, as she once did in Palermo.