WordSpace is proud to be partnering with Kettle Arts to bring you live literature in Dallas through our Pegasus Reading Series, curated and hosted by Sebastian H Paramo and Robert Torres.
This month we showcase the work of Cloward, Hardwick, Molberg, & Tierce.
Tim Cloward is a poet/performer and the creator of the recent Dancing Tongue Literary Cabaret series at Dallas’ Undermain Theatre. The former board chair of the North Texas Literary organization, WordSpace, he is currently the Assistant Principal at Yavneh Academy of Dallas. There he teaches history, the humanities and creative writing. He is the founder of the poetry/ performance troupe Dancing Tongue and has worked with Poetry Circus and Question Authority, both acclaimed performance poetry ensembles. His work has been seen in a number of publications and he, along with Patty Turner and David Davis, published the influential chapbook Three Dallas Poets in 1986. Tim holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is author of the chapbook, Francine in the Garden (Thrush) and Hummingbird Mind (Mouthfeel Press). She has been nominated for a Best New Poets, and her manuscript was a finalist for the Levis Prize in Poetry. Her work has appeared in the following: 3:AM Magazine, Night Train, Versal, Sugar House Review, Four Way Review, among others. She writes in the deserts of West Texas.
Jenny Molberg won the 2014 Berkshire Prize for her debut collection of poems, Marvels of the Invisible (forthcoming, Tupelo Press). Her poems have appeared in North American Review, Copper Nickel, Third Coast, The New Guard, The Rattling Wall, Mississippi Review and other journals. She has been nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and was featured in Best New Poets 2014. Currently, she teaches at the University of North Texas and serves as Production Editor for American Literary Review.
Merritt Tierce, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, was born and raised in Texas, and graduated from college at the age of 19. She received her MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was named a Meta Rosenberg Fellow. In 2011, she was a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Merritt lives near Dallas with her husband and children. Her first published story, Suck It, was selected by ZZ Packer to be anthologized in the 2008 edition of New Stories from the South, and her first book, Love Me Back, was published by Doubleday in 2014, to wide acclaim. Merritt lives near Dallas with her husband and children.