Poetry Reading with Allison Benis White & Collier Nogues @ The HB Art Center

As part of the Huntington Beach Art Center’s Late til 8 series two outstanding local poets, Allison Benis White and Collier Nogues, will be reading on Thursday night August 11th starting at 6pm. Please mark your calendars, and spread the word. Now for a little introduction of the poets:

Allison Benis White

Allison Benis White is the author of Self-Portrait with Crayon, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Amer…ican Poetry Review, Iowa Review, and Ploughshares, and her honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, Prairie Schooner’s Bernice Slote Award, and a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. Her current manuscript, “Small Porcelain Head,” received the James D. Phelan Award for a work-in-progress from the San Francisco Foundation, and was recently a finalist for the PSA’s Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award. She teaches at the University of California, Irvine. For more information, please visit www.allisonbeniswhite.com.

Collier Nogues

Collier Nogues’s first book of poems, On the Other Side, Blue, was published this Collierretouchedsmaller spring by Four Way Books. She has been a MacDowell Fellow and a Ucross Foundation Resident, and was recently the Fishtrap Writer-in-Residence for two years in Enterprise, Oregon. Her poems were a special feature of the Spring 2010 issue of Pleiades, and other poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, Blackbird, and The Pinch, among other journals. She’s a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA Program in Poetry, and now teaches in UCI’s Composition Department. She lives in Long Beach with her husband.

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