Free Verse Editions Reading at AWP

Event Information

Host: Parlor Press and Free Verse Editions
Contact: Jon Thompson: or Adam Clay:

Time and Place

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: The Court in the Columbia College Chicago
Street: 731 South Plymouth Court
City/Town: Chicago, IL

Directions: Three blocks west of the Hilton Chicago. The entrance is on Plymouth Court, and the venue is on the first floor to the right at the top of the stairs.


Dawn-Michelle Baude, a Senior Fulbright Scholar, is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Gaffiot Exquis (1997), The Book of One Hand (1998), The Beirut Poems (2001), Egypt (2002), Through a Membrane / Clouds (2006), and The Flying House (Parlor Press, 2008). She earned an MA from the New College of California, an MFA from Mills College, a Diplôme des etudes approndis in Shakespeare from the Sorbonne, and a PhD in English from the University of Illinois - Chicago. She teaches in the U. S. and in Europe.

Adam Clay is the author of The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006) and A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World (Milkweed Editions, forthcoming). He lives in Kalamazoo and co-edits Typo Magazine (

F. Daniel Rzicznek's books include Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, forthcoming in 2009), Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007) and Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press, 2006). He is also coeditor, with Gary L. McDowell, of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice, forthcoming from Rose Metal Press in 2010. He currently teaches English composition at Bowling Green State University.

Jon Thompson teaches at North Carolina State University where he edits Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics and Free Verse Editions, a new poetry series. His first collection of poems was The Book of the Floating World, reissued in an expanded edition in 2007 by Parlor Press. In the spring of 2009, Shearsman Books will publish his book of lyrical essays, After Paradise: Essays on the Fate of American Writing. He recently completed a new volume of poems, tentatively titled Strange Country.