TWP READING SERIES PRESENTS MARJORIE SAISER, MELISSA FITE JOHNSON, AND AL ORTOLANI
Marjorie Saiser has five collections of poetry, including LOSING THE RING IN THE RIVER (University of New Mexico Press, 2013), which won the Willa Award. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of Prairie Schooner and her work has been published in Rattle, RHINO, Nimrod, Chattahoochee Review, Writer's Almanac, PoetryMagazine.com, and poetmarge.com.
Melissa Fite Johnson’s poetry has appeared in such publications as Valparaiso Poetry Review, Broadsided Press, and velvet-tail. Her first collection, While the Kettle’s On (Little Balkans Press, 2015), won the Nelson Poetry Book Award and is a Kansas Notable Book. Melissa teaches English and lives with her husband in Kansas.
Al Ortolani’s prose and poetry has appeared in Rattle, New Letters, the New York Quarterly, The Midwest Quarterly, The English Journal, The Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Prairie Schooner, and others. He is the author of Slow Stirring Spoon, The Last Hippie of Camp 50, Finding the Edge, Wren’s House, a collection of haiku, Cooking Chili on the Day of the Dead, Waving Mustard in Surrender, Francis Shoots
Pool at Chubb's Bar, and Paper Birds Don't Fly.