Burlington City Arts

Four Poets Read: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Justin Boening, Kerrin McCadden, Tom Paine

October 2, 2016, 4:00PM

Justin Boening’s debut poetry collection is out and he is on tour!  He is joined by poets Paige Ackerson-Kiely and Kerrin McCadden and fiction writer Tom Paine, whose poems make their debut at this reading.

JUSTIN BOENING is the winner of the National Poetry Series for his debut collection, Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last. He is also a recipient of a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Bucknell University Stadler Fellowship, and a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship for his chapbook, Self-Portrait as Missing Person. Boening’s poems, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Lit Hub, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, Narrative Magazine, Poetry Northwest, and West Branch among others. He’s a co-founding editor at Horsethief Books.

PAIGE ACKERSON-KIELY is the author of 2 full-length poetry collections, In No One's Land, and My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer. Paige is the Associate Director of the MFA in Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College, and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at New England College. She recently finished a third manuscript of poems, Dolefully a Rampart Stands, and is currently working on a long fiction sequence.

KERRIN McCADDEN is the author of Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize and the Vermont Book Award. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Vermont Studio Center and The Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, Verse Daily, and in such journals as American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, and Rattle.

TOM PAINE’s poetry is upcoming in The Nation, Fence, Green Mountain Review, Epiphany and elsewhere. A Boy’s Book of Nervous Breakdowns, a new collection of stories, was published in October by LSU. Stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Boston Review, The New England Review and the award anthologies The O. Henry Awards and The Pushcart Prize (twice). His first collection, Scar Vegas (Harcourt), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Pen/Hemingway finalist. He is an associate professor in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire.



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