Michelle Batiste, Joy Katz, and Elisa Gabbert, Friday, November 8, 2013

On Friday, November 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. Michele Battiste, Joy Katz, and Elisa Gabbert read at Counterpath.

Michele Battiste is the author of two poetry collections: Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009) and Uprising (2013), both from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of four chapbooks, the most recent of which is Lineage (Binge Press, 2012).  Her poems and reviews have appeared in journals and magazines such as American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry ReviewAnti-, Rain Taxi, and Open Letters Monthly. Michele has taught creative writing and literature at Wichita State University, the University of Colorado, and Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City, but she currently raises funds for nonprofits undoing corporate evil.

Joy Katz is the author of three poetry collections: The Garden Room (Tupelo), Fabulae (Southern Illinois), and All You Do is Perceive (Four Way, 2013), a National Poetry Series finalist. Her honors include an NEA fellowship, a Stegner fellowship, and a Pushcart residency at Jentel. She teaches in the graduate writing programs at Carlow University and Chatham University and lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and young son.

Elisa Gabbert is the author of The Self Unstable (forthcoming from Black Ocean) and The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010). Her poetry, prose, and collaborations have appeared in publications such as Boston Review, Colorado Review, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She blogs at thefrenchexit.blogspot.com.