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Second Wind, Sunday April 14: Featuring Jonathan Pierce and Karin Schalm


Second Wind: a public reading series pairing students in University of Montana's Creative Writing MFA program with UM faculty, alumni, and community writers.

Readings are at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings at Kulture Kava, 420 N Higgins Ave in Missoula. (In the building behind Jimmy John’s) Admission is free!

Join us this Sunday, April 14, for an evening of reading with Jonathan Pierce and Karin Schalm.

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Jonathan Pierce is a second-year MFA candidate in the poetry cohort at University of Montana, a poetry editor for CutBank Magazine, as well as an MA candidate in the literature department and an instructor of rhetoric and composition in the college. His recent writings have concerned, at instances, the comorbidities of water and the petro-fueled plastocene anti-politics of Lana Del Rey.  His poetry has recently been published, for the first time, in Cathexis Northwest Press.


Karin Schalm is the Office Manager at Submittable. She has published in Camas, CutBank, Epiphany, The Sun and other journals. Her poem, “Agrarian Siri,” will be choreographed as a dance and performed by the Gonzaga Theater & Dance Department in April 2019. She is currently working on a collaborative chapbook called “The New Economy” with poet Ellen Welcker.

Our Spring Schedule:

Find us on Facebook: @SecondWind, Twitter: @2ndWindReadings,
Instagram for updates!

January 20th (Martin Luther King Day, a three-day weekend)
Student Reader: Carlos Medina
Guest Reader: Molly Priddy

February 3rd
Student Reader: Miranda Morgan
Guest Reader: Callan Wink

February 10th
Student Reader: Emma Spencer
Guest Reader: Susan Elizabeth Shepherd

February 17th (Part of Presidents’ Day weekend)
Student Reader: Amelia Morand
Guest Reader: Prageeta Sharma

February 24th
Student Reader: Melissa Phelan
Guest Reader: David James Duncan

March 3rd
Student Reader: Dwight Curtis
Guest Reader: Dee McNamer

March 10th (It’s daylight savings time!)
Student Reader: Callie Atkinson
Guest Reader: Amy Ratto-Parks

March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day)
Student Reader: Jenny Sheets
Guest Reader: Rachel Mindell


April 7th
Student Reader: Tommy D’Addario
Guest Reader: Chris D’Ombrowski

April 14th (Palm Sunday)
Student Reader: Jonathan Pierce
Guest Reader: Karin Schalm

April 21-- Final Reading!
Student Reader: Jesse Durovey
Guest Reader: Henrietta Goodman