Karen Volkman reads at Second Wind

Please join us again this Sunday, October 20th, at 6pm for another installment of Second Wind! We’re excited to have Maud Streep and Karen Volkman reading this week.

Maud Streep is a second-year MFA student in the University of Montana’s Creative Writing Program. Karen Volkman is an American poet who teaches at the University of Montana. Her first book, Crash’s Law, was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by Norton in 1996. Her second book, Spar, received the Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2002 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. A third book, Nomina, was published by BOA Editions in Spring 2008. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Introduction to Poetry, American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics and The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative Writing. She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, and the Bogliasco Foundation.

Second Wind is a weekly reading that pairs second-year students in Montana’s Creative Writing MFA program with established faculty, community, and alumni writers. We’re stoked to be back at the Badlander (208 Ryman St.) for this year’s readings. The Badlander is a bar, but patrons under 21 are very welcome.



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