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Wick Poetry Center Hosts Poets Heather Kirn Lanier and Lisa AmplemanPosted Feb. 7, 2013
The Wick Poetry Center is pleased to host Heather Kirn Lanier and Lisa Ampleman, winners of the 2010 Wick Chapbook Competition for Ohio Poets. The reading will take place on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. in room 306 ABC of the Kent Student Center.
The reading is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the Wick Center at 330-672-2067.
Lisa Ampleman received her B.A.from Beloit College and her MFA from George Mason University. Her chapbook of poems, I’ve Been Collecting This to Tell You, was a winner of the 2010 Wick chapbook competition for Ohio poets. Her poems have appeared in Cave Wall, Court Green, Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. Ampleman was awarded a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry prize, and in 2011, she was a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship finalist. She is currently a Ph.D.candidate at the University of Cincinnati.
Heather Kirn Lanier is the author of Teaching in the Terrordome: Two Years in West Baltimore with Teach for America. Her chapbook, The Story You Tell Yourself, was a winner of the 2010 Wick Chapbook competition for Ohio poets. She has received a Rona Jaffe-Bread Loaf Scholarship in nonfiction and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, also in nonfiction. Her work has been noted in The Best American Essays Series, lauded by The Atlantic Monthly, and published in dozens of literary journals, including The Southern Review, Fourth Genre, The Cincinnati Review, The Threepenny Review, and The Sun.