Six Points Reading Series ft. Jenny Molberg, Erin Adair-Hodges, and Sarah Rose Nordgren

Wednesday, March 21

6:30- 8 PM

Unabridged Bookstore

3251 N Broadway

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Unabridged Bookstore for the March installment of the Six Points Reading Series!

This month we are pleased to welcome Jenny Molberg, Erin Adair-Hodges, and Sarah Rose Nordgren.

Curated and hosted by Natasha Mijares.

JENNY MOLBERG won the 2014 Berkshire Prize for her debut collection, Marvels of the Invisible (Tupelo Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, Poetry International, North American Review, Copper Nickel, The New Guard, The Adroit Journal, Mississippi Review, and other journals. She is the recipient of the 2013 Third Coast poetry prize, was featured in Best New Poets 2014, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2017, she was the Mark Strand scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference.Molberg holds an MFA from American University and a PhD from the University of North Texas. She currently teaches at the University of Central Missouri and is Co-editor of Pleiades.

ERIN ADAIR-HODGES is the winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for her first poetry collection Let’s All Die Happy, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series in 2017. A poet/essayist born and raised in New Mexico, Erin earned an MFA from the University of Arizona and then quit poetry; eight years later, her first accepted poem won The Georgia Review‘s Loraine Williams Prize. Her work can also be seen now or in Boulevard, Crazyhorse, Green Mountains Review, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Radar and more. Erin is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Toledo.

SARAH ROSE NORDGREN is a poet, teacher, and intergenre text artist. Her two books of poetry are Best Bones (2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and Darwin’s Mother (November 2017), both published in the Pitt Poetry Series through University of Pittsburgh Press. Among her awards are fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, as well as an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Her poems and essays appear widely in periodicals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Copper Nickel, and American Poetry Review. Nordgren holds an MFA from University of North Carolina Greensboro, and is currently a doctoral candidate in poetry at the University of Cincinnati.

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“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.