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Friday, May 1 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Reading: Jill McDonough, Lloyd Schwartz & Their UMass Boston MFA Students *Student Track* LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Jill McDonough and Lloyd Schwartz will read with a handful of students from the MFA program at Umass Boston, where they both teach.


Lewis Feuer

Lewis Feuer is a MFA candidate at UMass Boston. His essay [Listening] was recently published by Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room as part of their Catalyst series. His work has also appeared in or is forthcoming from NO INFINITE a Journal of Art, Poetry & Protest. He teachings... Read More →

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones, originally from the Shenandoah Valley, is a candidate for the MFA in creative writing at UMass Boston. He has poems published in or forthcoming from Fourteen Hills, Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, and The Mayo Review. He lives in Dorchester with his wonderfully nerdy wife... Read More →
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Jill McDonough

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Three-time Pushcart prize winner Jill McDonough is the recipient of Lannan, NEA, Cullman Center, and Stegner fellowships. Her most recent book is Reaper (Alice James, 2017); Here All Night, her fifth collection, is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She teaches in the MFA program... Read More →
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Lloyd Schwartz

Frederick S. Troy Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Boston
Lloyd Schwartz is Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston and teaches in the MFA program. He is a commentator on music and the arts for National Public Radio's Fresh Air, Senior Editor of Classical Music for New York Arts, and Contributing... Read More →
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Lori Zimmermann

Lori Zimmermann is an MFA candidate in poetry at UMass Boston. She writes poems about apocalypses and the telegraph. She is also the Tumblr Editor for small publisher/guerrilla art project Broadsided Press. When she is not clacking away at her typewriter or laptop, she enjoys spinsterly... Read More →

Friday May 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Old Town Hall, 2nd floor

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