The Imaginary Press Reading Series

The press is imaginary. The poets are real.

Friday, November 02, 2007

November 16th! November 16th!

John Minczeski, award-winning poet, resides in the Twin Cities where he works and teaches. He's the author of four poetry collections, the editor of three anthologies, and his poems have appeared in journals around the US and abroad, including Poetry East, Quarterly West, Agni, Meridian, Pleiades, Free Lunch, Nowa Okolica Poetow and elsewhere. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Bush Foundation Artist's Fellowship, a LIN Grant, The 2000 Akron Poetry Prize, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship. He was the Edelstein-Keller Distinguished Fellow at the University of Minnesota in 2005. His new chapbook, November, shall be appropriately celebrated at this reading.

In 2000, Stobb was awarded the Nevada Arts Council Poetry fellowship, and his first collection, a chapbook entitled For Better Night Vision, was published by the Black Rock Press. Stobb's poems began appearing in journals and zines including American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, American Literary Review, Denver Quarterly,, and others. In 2006, Stobb's full-length manuscript, Nervous Systems, was selected for the National Poetry Series and was published in 2007 by Penguin Books.

William Waltz grew up in Wapakoneta, Ohio, home of the first man on the moon. He earned a B.A. in economics from Ohio State University and his MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Slope Editions released his first book, Zoo Music, in 2004, and it was one of four finalists for that year's Austin Community College Balcones Poetry Prize. The editor of Conduit, his poetry has been published in journals including Denver Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Insurance, Verse, Spinning Jenny and elsewhere. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Brett Astor and their daughter Clark Mercy.