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Date(s) - November 2, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lory Student Center, University Ballroom


The Creative Writing Reading Series presents the Writer’s Harvest, featuring Ramona Ausubel, Dan Beachy-Quick, Matthew Cooperman, and Camille T. Dungy


Lory Student Center, University Ballroom at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 2


Ramona Ausubel’s fifth book, The Last Animal, a novel, was published in the spring of 2023. She is the recipient of the PEN/USA Fiction Award, the Cabell First Novelist Award and has been a finalists for both the California and Colorado Book Awards and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. Her work has been published in The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Paris Review daily, One StoryTin HouseThe Oxford AmericanPloughshares and elsewhere. 





Poet and essayist Dan Beachy-Quick was born in Chicago and raised in Colorado and upstate New York. He was educated at Hamilton College, the University of Denver, and the University of Iowa. Beachy-Quick’s poetry collections include North True South Bright (2003); Spell (2004);Mulberry (2006), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for poetry;This Nest, Swift Passerine (2009); Circle’s Apprentice (2011); Of Silence and Song (2017); and Variations on Dawn and Dusk (2019). He is also the author of A Whaler’s Dictionary (2008), a collection of linked essays responding to Herman Melville‘s Moby Dick. 





Matthew Cooperman is the author of, most recently NOSdisorder not otherwise specified (with Aby Kaupang, Futurepoem, 2018) and Spool (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2016), winner of the New Measure Prize. Other works include the image + text collaboration Imago for the Fallen World (w/Marius Lehene, Jaded Ibis, 2013), Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press, 2011), DaZE, (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), which won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize. He’s also the author of five chapbooks: Disorder 299.00 (w/ Aby Kaupang, Essay Press, 2016), Little Spool (winner of the 2014 Pavement Saw Prize), Still: (to be) Perpetual (Dove | Tail, 2007), Words About James (Phylum Press, 2005), and Surge (Kent State University Press, 1998). 




Camille T. Dungy is the author of Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden (Simon & Schuster: May 2, 2023). She has also written Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and four collections of poetry, including Trophic Cascade, winner of the Colorado Book Award. Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, the first anthology to bring African American environmental poetry to national attention. She also co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology and served as assistant editor for Gathering Ground: Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade. Dungy is the poetry editor for Orion magazine. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry100 Best African American PoemsBest American EssaysThe 1619 ProjectAll We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, over 40 other anthologies, plus dozens of venues including The New YorkerPoetryLiterary HubThe Paris Review, and Poets.org. You may know her as the host of Immaterial, a podcast from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Magnificent Noise. A University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University, Dungy’s honors include the 2021 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, and fellowships from the NEA in both prose and poetry.  


The CSU Creative Writing Reading Series is made possible by the Organization of Graduate Student Writers, the CSU Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts, CSU Libraries, the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, the donor sponsor of the Crow-Tremblay Alumni Reading Series and other generous support. Learn about how you can support the series online here