A Celebration of West Branch Magazine’s 100th Issue | Community

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania — west branchBucknell’s professional literary journal, celebrates its 100th issue with a reading by longtime friends and contributors at this free public event at Bucknell Hall Thursday at 7 p.m.

Readers include Lindsey Drager, the author of three short and bizarre novels: “The Sorrow Proper”, “The Lost Daughter Collective” and “The Archive of Alternate Endings”. The recipient of a 2020 NEA Fellowship in Prose and winner of the 2022 Bard Fiction Prize, she is an assistant professor at the University of Utah and associate editor of West Branch.

Shara Lessley is the author of The Explosive Expert’s Wife, winner of the Sheila Margaret Motton Award; “Two-Headed Nightingale”, and co-editor of “The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice”, a book of essays. West Branch editor Lessley writes the “Split the Lark” column, in which she reviews recent poetry titles, and edits the regular feature “This Long Winding Line”, a retrospective look at influential poetry books. .

Gary Jackson is the author of “Missing You, Metropolis” (2010), which won the 2009 Cave Canem poetry prize, and origin story (2021). He is also co-editor of “The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry” (Blair, 2021).

Felicia Zamora is the author of six collections of poetry, including the most recent Quotient (2022), a CantoMundo and Ragdale Foundation Fellow, she won the 2020 Poetry International CP Cavafy Prize, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Tomaž Šalamun and a 2022 Individual Achievement Award from the Ohio Arts Council. An assistant professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati, she is an associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review and an editor for West Branch.

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