Red Hen Press presents four annual reading series in New York City to parallel its own four in Los Angeles. The press hosts events at Cornelia St. Café, KGB Bar, The Players Club, Bryant Park, and Poets House, bridging the gap between the nation’s coasts.
Gary Geddes has written and edited more than forty books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, criticism, translation, and anthologies, and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from Chile, which was awarded simultaneously to Octavio Paz, Vaclav Havel, Ernesto Cardenal, Rafael Alberti, and Mario Benedetti. When not serving as Distinguished Professor at Western Washington University or Visiting Writer at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, he resides on Thetis Island, British Columbia.
Kimiko Hahn is a New York poet. Kimiko Hahn is an American of partly Japanese descent poet born in 1955 in Mount Kisco, New York. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and an M.A. from Columbia University. She is the author of Air Pocket (Hanging Loose Press, 1989), Earshot (HLP, 1992) which was awarded the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award, The Unbearable Heart (Kaya, 1996), which received an American Book Award, Volatile (HLP, forthcoming, 1998) and Mosquito and Ant (W.W. Norton, forthcoming, 1999). In 1995 she wrote ten portraits of women for a two-hour HBO special entitled Ain’t Nuthin But a She-thing.
Melody Mansfield’s first novel, The Life Stone of Singing Bird, was published by Faber and Faber, Inc. to favorable reviews from The New York Times Book Review, Booklist, and others. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a variety of literary, academic, and commercial publications including Thought Magazine, Inside English, and Parents Magazine. She is currently at work on a number of longer projects, including a semi-autobiographical account of her years as a ballet dancer in NYC. She lives in Los Angeles with her writer/professor husband, Jerry Mansfield, and is the Director of Creative Writing at Milken Community High School.
William Trowbridge is the Poet Laureate of Missouri. He is the author of the poetry collections Ship of Fool, Enter Dark Stranger, O Paradise, Flickers, and The Complete Book of Kong, and the chapbooks The Packing House Cantata, The Four Seasons, and The Book of Kong. His poems have appeared in such periodicals as The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, The Georgia Review, Poetry, Boulevard, and New Letters. He lives in the Kansas City area and teaches in the University of Nebraska’s low-residency MFA program.