Featuring lyrical and narrative poetry by Jan Conn and short fiction and prose poetry by Jessica Treat
Mason Library, Great Barrington, 5-6:30 p.m.
Jan Conn has published seven books of poems since 1984. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in Canada and the US, including Barrow Street and Spoon River Poetry Review, and in The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology, 2009 and 2011. Her most recent books are Jaguar Rain: the Margaret Mee Poems (Brick Books, 2006) and Botero’s Beautiful Horses (Brick Books, 2009). She lives in Great Barrington and is a Professor in the Biomedical Sciences Department at SUNY-Albany. She conducts research on the ecology and evolution of malaria vectors in Latin America. More at http://www.janconn.com
Jessica Treat’s short fiction, prose poems, essays, and translations have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Ms., Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review and the American Literary Review. She is the author of the story collections Meat Eaters & Plant Eaters and Not a Chance, and a collection of short-short fiction, A Robber in the House. She lives in Sheffield and is Professor of English at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, where she coordinates the Mad River Literary Festival, now in its 16th year. More at: www.jessicatreat.com