F227. Four Way Books 25th Anniversary Reading

Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2018, Four Way Books presents five writers from around the country reading from recent work. Since its founding, Four Way Books has been revered for its commitment to showcasing a wide range of poetry and short fiction by debut and established writers. From the elegant lyric to the disruptive narrative, in gritty portrayals of the interior to near-apocalyptic visions, this celebratory reading offers new writing across genres and aesthetic divides.



Kevin McIlvoy teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College. He is a retired Regents Professor of the Department of English, New Mexico State University. He has served on the Board of Directors of AWP and CLMP.

Aaron Coleman is the author of Threat Come Close and St. Trigger, a chapbook that won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize. A Fulbright Scholar, Cave Canem fellow, and ALTA's 2017 Jansen Memorial Fellow, Aaron is currently a PhD student in comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis.

Kamilah Aisha Moon is the author of She Has a Name and Starshine & Clay. A Pushcart Prize winner, Moon was also selected as a PSA New American Poet. Widely published in journals and anthologies, Moon holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches at Agnes Scott College.

Kevin Prufer is the author most recently of How He Loved Them, Churches, In a Beautiful Country, and National Anthem. He is codirector of the Unsung Masters Series, and professor at the University of Houston's creative writing program and the Lesley University low-residency MFA program.

Valerie Wallace is the author of House of McQueen, chosen by Vievee Frances for the Four Way Books Intro Prize, and the chapbook The Dictators' Guide to Good Housekeeping. She has received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award and her work was selected by Margaret Atwood for the Atty Award.


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