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Virtual Nebraska Authors Showcase 2021

Virtual Nebraska Authors Showcase 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
Kate Gaskin
Lisa Fay Coutley
David Phillip Mullins
Jim Reese

Join us on Zoom for our second installment of readings and fascinating conversation with four Nebraska writers! Ticket holders will receive a Zoom link via email on the day of the event.

Kate Gaskin is the author of Forever War, winner of the Pamet River Prize (YesYes Books, 2020). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Guernica, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, 32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Blackbird, and The Rumpus, and her work has been anthologized in the 2019 Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is a recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in poetry from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, as well as a fellowship fro the Vermont Studio Center. She edits poetry for The Adroit Journal. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Lisa Fay Coutley is the author of tether (Black Lawrence Press, April 2020), Errata (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award, and In the Carnival of Breathing (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), winner of the Black River Chapbook Competition. Her poems have been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, a Rona Jaffe scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and an Academy of American Poets Levis Prize. Recent poetry and prose appears in Black Warrior Review, Brevity, Copper Nickel, Missouri Review, NELLE, Poetry Daily, and Waxing. She is an Assistant Professor of Poetry & Creative Nonfiction in the Writer's Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she advises the student-run journal and coordinates the fall reading series. She can be found at

David Philip Mullins is the author of The Brightest Place in the World, a novel, and Greetings from Below, a collection of stories. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. He teaches at Creighton University.

Jim Reese is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour at Mount Marty University in Yankton, South Dakota. Reese’s poetry and prose have been widely published, and he has performed readings at venues throughout the country, including the Library of Congress and San Quentin Prison. Reese’s awards include a First Place Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, a Distinguished Achievement Award from Mount Marty University, and a Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his exemplary dedication and contributions to the Education Department at Federal Prison Camp Yankton. His books include These Trespasses (The Backwaters Press, 2005), ghost on 3rd (New York Quarterly Books, 2010), and Really Happy! (New York Quarterly Books, 2014). A fourth collection, Dancing Room Only, is forthcoming by New York Quarterly Books in 2021. His first book of nonfiction, Bone Chalk, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in December of 2019.