Join us for an evening with poets Lucas Jacob and Michael Anania. Lucas will be releasing his debut chapbook, A Hole in the Light (Anchor & Plume Press).
Lucas Jacob has had work in several dozen journals, including Southwest Review, Barrow Street, Chautauqua and Anchor & Plume’s Kindred. He teaches writing and administers readings and workshop events for young writers at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas.
Michael Anania is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. His published work includes twelve collections of poetry, among them Selected Poems (l994), In Natural Light (1999), Once Again, Flowered (2001) and Heat Lines (2006). A new collection, Continuous Showings, is due out this year. His poetry is widely anthologized and has been translated into Italian, German, French, Spanish and Czech. He has also published a novel, The Red Menace, and a collection of essays, In Plain Sight. Anania was poetry editor of Audit, a quarterly, founder and co-editor of Audit/Poetry, poetry editor of Partisan Review, a contributing editor to Tri-Quarterly, and poetry and literary editor of The Swallow Press. He also served as a panelist for the NEA, the NEH and the Illinois Arts Council. Anania has taught at SUNY at Buffalo, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago, and is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He lives in Austin, Texas and on Lake Michigan.