Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Threadgill, Melissa Cundieff and Roger Jones. Elizabeth Threadgill is celebrating the launch of her chapbook Tangled in the Light (Finishing Line Press), and Melissa Cundieff is celebrating the launch of her book Darling Nova (Autumn House Press).
Elizabeth Threadgill holds an MFA in Poetry and a PhD in Developmental Education-Literacy, both from Texas State University. She grew up in Marfa, Texas, and now lives in upstate New York with her husband, poet James Henry Knippen. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Utica College. Tangled in the Light marks Elizabeth’s poetry debut and is representative of landscape and life in rural Texas.
Melissa Cundieff is the author of Darling Nova, selected by Alberto Ríos for the 2017 Autumn House Press Full-Length Poetry Prize. She holds an MFA from Vanderbilt, and her poems have appeared in such places as Best of the Net, Ninth Letter, Crab Orchard Review, Mid-American Review, TriQuarterly, and Four Way Review. Originally from Texas, she lives in Saint Paul, MN with her two children.
Roger Jones has a BA and MA from Sam Houston State University and a PhD in English from Oklahoma State University. He has taught at SHSU, Oklahoma State and Lamar University in Beaumont, and since 1987, has taught at Texas State University in San Marcos, where he has served since 1998 on the MFA Creative Writing poetry faculty. He has published poems in various journals since the 1970s. The Texas Review Press published his chapbook Remembering New London in 1981, and his full collections Strata (1993) and Are We There Yet? (2008). In 2015, Finishing Line Press published his chapbook Familial, and his collection of Japanese haibun poems Goodbye was published as an electronic chapbook in 2017 by the Snapshot Press in the UK.