Wednesday, July 9th: Poetry: Keetje Kuipers, author of The Keys to the Jail, and Kevin Goodan read from new work. 7pm.
Keetje Kuipers has been the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident, a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College. Her first book, Beautiful in the Mouth, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Prize from BOA Editions and was published in 2010. Her second book, The Keys to the Jail, was published in 2014. Keetje is an Assistant Professor at Auburn University.
Kevin Goodan was born in Montana and raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation where his stepfather and brothers are tribal members. Goodan earned his BA from the University of Montana and worked as a firefighter for ten years with the U.S. Forest Service before receiving his MFA from University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2004. Goodan’s first collection of poetry, In the Ghost-House Acquainted (2004), won The L.L. Winship/ PEN New England Award in 2005. His other books include Winter Tenor (2009), and Upper Level Disturbances (2012), the forthcoming Forward Observer: Prophesies (2014), and Let The Voices (2015) . Goodan has taught at the University of Connecticut, and has served as Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University. He is Associate Professor at Lewis-Clark State College and is on faculty at the Rainiers Writer Workshop. He resides in Joel, Idaho.