Hosted by Susan Sheiner and featuring poets Thomas Lynch and Cindy Hunter Morgan. Sponsored by Springfed Arts with support from Susan Sheiner.
Thomas Lynch is the author of five collections of poems and four books of essays. A book of stories, Apparition & Late Fictions was published in 2010. A “Classic Contemporary” edition of Skating with Heather Grace, his first book of poems, has just been reissued by Carnegie-Mellon University Press. In 2011, Paraclete Press published The Sin Eater: A Breviary — a collection of his sin-eater poems accompanied by black and white photographs by Michael Lynch and cover art by Sean Lynch. Salmon Press, The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland. Thomas Lynch’s essays, poems and stories have appeared in The Atlantic and Granta, The New York Times and Times of London, The New Yorker, Poetry and The Paris Review and elsewhere. He lives in Milford, Michigan where he has been the funeral director since 1974, and in Moveen, Co. Clare, Ireland where he keeps an ancestral cottage.
Cindy Hunter Morgan is the author of two chapbooks. The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker won The Ledge Press 2011 Poetry Chapbook Award. Apple Season won the Midwest Writing Center’s 2012 Chapbook Contest, judged by Shane McCrae. A new book of poems, Harborless, informed by Great Lakes shipwrecks was recently published by Wayne State University Press. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including Salamander, Sugar House Review, and West Branch. She teaches at Michigan State University.