Joe Ahearn and Greg Thompson

When: Saturday August 11th, 7pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis, 75208
Hosted by: Opalina Salas

Joe Ahearn is the author of one full-length collection of poetry, and three chapbooks, synthetic Five Fictions (Mudlark Chapbook Series) and Kyoko At Play (Harvest Publications). He earned his M.F.A. at the University of Texas, where he was a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers and served on the editorial board for Bat City Review. Ahearn co-edited the anthology, Best Texas Writing and currently curates the blog, Bat Terrier. He is also currently the guest editor of Borderlands: Texas Poetry in Review.

His poetry, essays, fiction and translations have been published in leading print and Internet magazines, including American Literary Review, Big Bridge, CrossConnect, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Dog Canyon, Haight-Ashbury Literary Review, Mudlark, The Quarterly, Sentence, Sonora Review, Web Del Sol and many others. His work has been anthologized in Another Testament, CrossConnect: Writers of the Information Age, Best Texas Writing #2, An Introduction to the Prose Poem, and Eating Chocolate Ice Cream, Reading Mayakovsky.

His criticism and reviews have been published in Coldfront, Sentence, and the Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry.

Ahearn is the recipient of the Web Del Sol Editor’s Choice Award and the HITBOX award for Internet literature. He has been nominated for seven Pushcart Prizes and was recently a finalist in national contests administered by the Sonora Review and the River Styx.

Ahearn has taught and lectured at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at Dallas, WordSpace and the Writer’s Garrett. He currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Western Connecticut State University.

Greg Thompson was once nominated for the Pushcart is a graduate student of the University of Texas, Dallas, father of three children. Asked to describe his work said, “I think I write post language poetry, whatever that means.” Has studied under Joe Ahearn, Brian Clements, Brenda Hillman, Jack Gilbert, Fred Turner, etc, etc and most importantly The Three Stooges

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