Reading: feature of In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy, with Emily Pérez, Lisa Fay Coutley, Wayne Miller, and Jackie K. White, Saturday, May 4, 2024, 7pm

Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 7pm at Counterpath (7935 East 14th Ave. in Denver) for a feature of In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy, edited by Lisa Fay Coutley, with Emily Pérez, Lisa Fay Coutley, Jackie K. White, and Wayne Miller. Free and open to the public.

Emily Pérez is the author of What Flies Want, winner of the Iowa Prize and a finalist for a Colorado Book Award; House of Sugar, House of Stone, and two chapbooks. She co-edited the anthology The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood, also a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. A CantoMundo fellow and Ledbury Critic, her work has appeared in Kenyon ReviewCopper NickelThe Guardian, and Poetry. She teaches high school in Denver, where she lives with her family.

Lisa Fay Coutley is the author of HOST (Wisconsin Poetry Series, 2024), tether (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), Errata (2015), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, In the Carnival of Breathing (BLP, 2011), winner of the Black River Chapbook Competition, and Small Girl: Micromemoirs (Harbor Editions, 2024) She is editor of In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy (BLP, 2024) and Associate Professor of Poetry & CNF in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  

Jackie K. White has published three previous chapbooks–Bestiary Charming, Petal Tearing & Variations, and Come clearing–and, with Simone Muench, Hex & Howl, Black Lawrence Press, 2021. Their full-length book, The Under Hum, is forthcoming in 2024, also with BLP. Their work has also appeared in the anthologies In the Tempered Dark, The American Sonnet, Between Paradise and Earth: Eve Poems, and Odes to Our Undoing: Writers Reflecting on Crisis. Professor Emerita at Lewis University, Jackie’s poems, translations, and collaborative poems appear in such journals as APR, Bayou, Pleiades, and Shenandoah.

Wayne Miller is the author of six poetry collections, including We the Jury (Milkweed, 2021) and The End of Childhood, which is forthcoming in 2025. He has co-translated two books by Moikom Zeqo, most recently Zodiac (Zephyr, 2015), and he has co-edited three books, most recently Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century (Milkweed, 2016). His awards include the UNT Rilke Prize, two Colorado Book Awards, an NEA Fellowship in Translation, six awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Bess Hokin Prize, and a Fulbright to Northern Ireland. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, co-directs the Unsung Masters Series, and edits Copper Nickel.