Wilder Words, 24PearlStreet Faculty Reading

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Experience an evening of poetry with four captivating voices. Wilder Words will take place on Thursday, September 21st at 6 PM EST, featuring Paul Guest, Jennifer L. Knox, Nathan McClain, and Jason Schneiderman. This event is free and open to the public—registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

About Our Speakers

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Paul Guest is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Because Everything Is Terrible, and a memoir, One More Theory About Happiness. His writing has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, Tin House, Slate, New England Review, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and numerous other publications. A Guggenheim Fellow and Whiting Award winner, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Jennifer L. Knox’s most recent book of poetry is CRUSHING IT (Copper Canyon Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared five times in The Best American Poetry series, as well as in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Granta, and American Poetry Review.

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Nathan McClain‘s poetry collections include Previously Owned (2022), which was longlisted for the 23rd annual Massachusetts Book Award, and Scale (2017)—both from Four Way Books. He is a recipient of fellowships from The Frost Place, Sewanee Writers Conference, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A Cave Canem fellow, his poems and prose have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Plume Poetry Anthology 10, The Common, Guesthouse, Poetry Northwest, and Zocalo Public Square, among others. He teaches at Hampshire College and serves as poetry editor of the Massachusetts Review.

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Jason Schneiderman’s fifth collection of poems, Self Portrait of Icarus as a Country on Fire, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2024. His poems and essays have appeared in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet and three installments of Best American Poetry. His awards include the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Jerome J. Shestack Award from American Poetry Review, and a Fulbright Fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation. He is a co-host of the Painted Bride Quarterly Slush Pile podcast and has been a guest host for The Slowdown. Jason is Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

At 24PearlStreet, we believe everyone has a story to tell, and we are here to help you tell yours. Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting, our online writing program has something for everyone. From poetry to prose, fiction to non-fiction, our courses are designed to help you refine your craft and take your writing to the next level. 

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