F217. From MFA to JOB: Making a Living, Making a Difference
Friday, April 1, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Monica Prince is a recent MFA in poetry recipient from Georgia College & State University. She worked with the Early College Georgia College WITS Program, formerly advised the arts activism nonprofit organization, Art as an Agent for Change, and she writes performance poetry and choreopoems.
Jen Benka is the executive director of the Academy of American Poets. She worked previously as the managing director of Poets & Writers and for 826 National. She is the author of Pinko and A Box of Longing with Fifty Drawers. Jen holds an MFA from the New School.
Kenny Kruse is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, where he is also pursuing a degree in race and gender studies. He teaches with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project and is a cofounder of Tuscaloosa Writers in the Schools.
Kenyatta Rogers is a Cave Canem Fellow whose work has been previously published in or is forthcoming from Jubilat, the Volta, Rhino, Bat City Review, and others. He's an associate editor with Rhino, and currently serves on the creative writing faculty at the Chicago High School for the Arts.