Series A: Joshua Wilkinson and Betsy Wheeler
Joshua Marie Wilkinson was born and raised in Seattle and has since lived in Arizona, Ireland, Slovakia, and Colorado. He is the author of three books, and two more which are forthcoming next year: The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth from Tupelo and an anthology of younger poets in conversation with their mentors from University of Iowa Press. His film about the Chicago-based band Califone is nearly complete, and he teaches creative writing and literature at Loyola University.
Originally from the Upper Mississippi River Valley, Betsy Wheeler studied poetry and the art of the book at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse where she was a Maple House Fellow for Sutton Hoo Press. She received her MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University in 2005, then lived, worked, and wrote as the Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry from 2005-2007. Her poems have recently appeared in MiPOesias, Pebble Lake Review, Forklift Ohio, Ping Pong, and Absent. Her chapbook, Start Here, is available from Small Anchor Press. Co-editor of Pilot and Pilot Books, she lives in Northampton, Massachusetts where she works for Wondertime magazine.
Series A is dedicated to showcasing experimental writing in the US and the Midwest through readings, discussion and performance. Organized by Indiana University Northwest Faculty William Allegrezza, this series brings exciting authors to the Art Center to share their work.
Recorded Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Hyde Park Art Center.