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Hosted by the Penn Bookstore for Poetry Month
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

2nd Floor of the Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street

Julia Bloch is the author of two books of poetry, Letters to Kelly Clarkson (a Lambda Literary Award finalist) and Valley Fever, and the recent chapbook Hollywood Forever from Little Red Leaves. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Tripwire, The Volta, and elsewhere. She directs the creative writing program at Penn.

Bob Perelman is a poet who has published many books of poems and a number of critical books. A new critical book, Modernism the Morning After is forthcoming, and he is currently working on a book of poems, Jack and Jill. He recently retired from Penn, where he taught for twenty five years.

After a series of jobs in New York publishing and a residential poetry fellowship year at the Fine Arts Work Center, Jason Zuzga completed an M.F.A. in poetry and nonfiction at the University of Arizona, followed by a year as the poet-in-residence in the James Merrill House. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing a Ph.D. in the English Department. His debut book of poetry, Heat Wake was published by Saturnalia Books in March 2016. His poetry and nonfiction has been published in numerous journals, such as Tin House, the Yale Review, and the Paris Review. He is the Other/Nonfiction co-editor of FENCE.