CAMH has partnered with Rice University Professor Dr. Joseph Campana to curate an evening of poetry in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Selected poets and writers will read their own work and also share a poem from someone that relates to the exhibition Stonewall 50 and queer visibility. The poets for the reading include: Joseph Campana, Lyric Hunter, Justin Jannise, Paige Quiñones, Robin Reagler, and Roberto Tejada.
This program follows the Inprint Writing Workshop from 5:30–7PM.
About Joseph Campana
Joseph Campana is a poet, arts critic, and scholar of Renaissance literature. He is the author of three collections of poetry, The Book of Faces (Graywolf, 2005), Natural Selections (Iowa, 2012), which received the Iowa Poetry Prize, and most recently the The Book of Life (Tupelo, 2019). His poetry appears in Slate, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Conjunctions, Guernica, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Colorado Review, while individual poems have won prizes from Prairie Schooner and the Southwest Review. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Campana teaches at Rice University where he is Alan Dugald McKillop Professor of English.
About Lyric Hunter
Lyric Hunter’s poems and prose works have appeared in Cordella Magazine, Organism for Poetic Research’s Pelt Vol. 4, and The Felt. She is the author of two chapbooks, Motherwort (Guillotine, 2017) and Swallower (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014). She was born in New York, New York and lives in Houston, Texas.
About Justin Jannise
Justin Jannise studied poetry at Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (Iowa City) and is currently a PhD student at the University of Houston (Texas). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, New Ohio Review, Columbia Journal, Yale Review, The Awl, and Zócalo Public Square. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts and the recipient of an Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize.
About Paige Quiñones
Paige Quiñones is a PhD candidate in poetry at the University of Houston, where she is the Managing Editor at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. She received her MFA from The Ohio State University (Columbus). Her work has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Poetry Northwest, Sycamore Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2019 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize, selected by Gabrielle Calvocoressi.
About Robin Reagler
Robin Reagler is the author of TEETH & TEETH (Headmistress Press, 2018), winner of the Charlotte Mew Prize selected by Natalie Diaz, and DEAR RED AIRPLANE (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011, 2018). She is the Executive Director of Writers in the Schools (WITS) in Houston, Texas. She also serves as Chair of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Board of Trustees.
About Roberto Tejada
Roberto Tejada is the author of poetry collections that include Full Foreground (2012), Exposition Park (2010), Mirrors for Gold (2006), and selected poems in Spanish translation Todo en el ahora (2015), as well as a cultural poetics of the Americas, Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness (2019). As an art historian, he has published National Camera: Photography and Mexico’s Image Environment (2009); a monograph on pioneering Chicana conceptual artist titled, Celia Alvarez Muñoz (2009), and such catalogue essays as “Los Angeles Snapshots” in Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980 (Hammer Museum, 2011). Tejada is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing and Art History at the University of Houston.