Join us for an evening with writers Danielle Sellers, Greg Brownderville, and Ricardo Acevedo (below, left to right). We’ll also have live music from guitarist Christopher Petkus.
Danielle Sellers is from Key West, Florida. She has a BA in English from UT Austin, an MA from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from the University of Mississippi where she held the John Grisham Poetry Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in River Styx, Subtropics, Smartish Pace, The Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her first book, Bone Key Elegies, was published by Main Street Rag. She teaches English at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 2011 Greg Alan Brownderville published his first collection of poems, entitled Gust (Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly), which made the Poetry Foundation’s Best-Seller List and was included among “Top Picks” by the Library Journal. In 2012 Brownderville published Deep Down in the Delta (Butler Center Books), a collection of folkloristic poems based on fieldwork he conducted in and around his home community of Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas. Deep Down also features paintings by outsider artist Billy Moore, of Memphis, Tennessee. Brownderville’s third book, a collection of poems entitled A Horse with Holes in It, will be released by LSU Press on Dave Smith’s Southern Messenger Poets series in the fall of 2016. Brownderville has been awarded prizes and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, New Millennium Writings, and the Porter Fund. Since 2012 Brownderville has been an assistant professor of English at SMU in Dallas, where he teaches creative writing, primarily poetry. He has also taught poetry workshops at Ole Miss, Hendrix College, and Lincoln University. Brownderville holds an MFA from Ole Miss.
Born of Yaqui-Mexican and Scottish decent, Ricardo Acevedo was raised in Southern California. He began writing seriously while taking course work at the San Francisco Art Institute in Performance Art, 3D Design, and Video Art. He was published in many local poetry/literary zines and performed with other authors such as Kathy Acker at San Francisco’s annual Poetry on the Water event. Ricardo moved to Austin in 1998 and established himself as a photo-based graphic artist. On the writing front, Ricardo’s poetry and essays have been published regularly in Harold McMillan’s Downtown Arts Magazine, and read often at Chicano poet Raúl R. Salinas’ Cafe Libro. His second prose collection, Sonambulo, was released by DiverseArts Press in 2003. Ricardo was published in the Texas Poetry Festival collection in 2010 and performed improvisational poetry with Austin’s Word Jazz LowStars from 1999-2013. In 2011 Ricardo published a book of his photography and prose entitled Interloper, followed by Night in 2013. He is also part of Christopher Carmona’s “Beats in Texas” project soon to be published by UT Press. Now he is hard at work on his biography and a series of Sci-Fi Noir novellas, and makes his living as a graphic artist and photographer.