The MFA program at Ashland University presents the summer residency's summer reading series. Richard Jackson, author of ten collections of poetry, and Brenda Miller, finalist for the PEN American Center Book Award in Creative Nonfiction, give readings of their work on Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall, Schar College of Education. This event is free and open to the public.
Richard Jackson is the author of ten books of poetry, two books of criticism, a translation from Slovene, and several chapbooks. His most recent collection, Resonance was published by the Ashland Poetry Press in January 2010. He is a winner of Guggenheim, Fulbright, NEA, NEH and Witter-Bynner Fellowships, five Pushcart appearances, as well as prizes from Prairie Schooner, Rattle and Crazyhorse. Jackson’s poems have been translated into 15 languages. He was a recipient of the Slovene Order of Freedom Award for Humanitarian and Literary work in the Balkans and recipient of the 2009 AWP George Garrett Award.
Brenda Miller is the author of Season of the Body (Sarabande Books, 2002) which was a finalist for the PEN American Center Book Award in Creative Nonfiction, and Blessing of the Animals (Eastern Washington University Press, 2009). She has received five Pushcart Prizes and her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, The Sun, Utne Reader, The Georgia Review and Witness. She co-authored, with Suzanne Paola, the textbook Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction (McGraw-Hill, 2004), and she serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Bellingham Review.