Reading: Emily Pérez, Jenny Molberg, and Amber Adams, Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 7pm

Please join us on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 7pm at Counterpath (7935 East 14th Ave. in Denver) for a reading by Emily Pérez, Jenny Molberg, and Amber Adams. The event is free and open to the public.

Emily Pérez is the author of What Flies Want, winner of the Iowa Prize and finalist for a Colorado Book Award; House of Sugar, House of Stone; and two chapbooks. She is co-editor of the anthology The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood, also a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. A CantoMundo fellow and Ledbury Critic, she’s received support from Hedgebrook, Bread Loaf, The Community of Writers, Jack Straw Writers, and The Artist Trust. Her poetry has appeared in Copper Nickel, Poetry Northwest, Muzzle, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner, and her essays appear in RHINO, LA Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Georgia Review. She teaches high school in Denver, where she lives with her family.

Jenny Molberg is the author of Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017), Refusal (LSU Press, 2020), and The Court of No Record (LSU Press, 2023). Her poems and essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Cincinnati Review, VIDA, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, The Adroit Journal, Oprah Quarterly, and other publications. She has received fellowships and scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Longleaf Writers Conference. Having earned her MFA from American University and her PhD from the University of Texas, she is currently Associate Professor and Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she edits Pleiades: Literature in Context. She lives in Kansas City, where she is a Studio Resident at the Charlotte Street Foundation.

Amber Adams is a poet and therapist living in Longmont, Colorado. She is the author of Becoming Ribbons (Unicorn Press in 2022). She received her MA in Literary Studies from the University of Denver, and her MA in Counseling from Regis University. Her work has recently appeared in 32 Poems, Witness Magazine, Birmingham Poetry Review, Narrative Magazine, War, Literature, and the Arts, and other publications. She served in the United States Army Reserves for seven years and deployed under Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006. She was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Currently, she is a therapist in private practice where she specializes in addiction, trauma, bereavement, and veterans issues. ?