R207. ASU & HFR: A Celebratory Reading

Robert Muroff Bookfair Stage, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One
Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Arizona State University, alumni and contributors from Hayden's Ferry Review read selections of fiction and poetry. Matt Bell, author of Scrapper, emcees. 



Cynthia Hogue has published thirteen books, including Revenance (poems) and the cotranslated Fortino Sámano (The overflowing of the poem) by Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy. She is the Marshall Chair in Poetry at Arizona State University, where she directs the creative writing program.

Hugh Martin is a veteran of the Iraq war and the author of The Stick Soldiers and So, How Was the War? He is a former Stegner Fellow and Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.

Matt Bell is the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award and an Indies Choice Adult Debut Book of the Year Honor Recipient. He teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Arizona State University.

Brian Oliu is an instructor at the University of Alabama and director of the Slash Pine Press Internship. He is the author of four books of nonfiction and two chapbooks, ranging from Craigslist Missed Connections, to computer viruses, to Google Maps, to 8-bit video games, to the arcade game NBA Jam.

Josh Rathkamp is a poet and translator. His second book of poetry, A Storm to Close the Door, is forthcoming. He directs the creative writing program at Mesa Community College.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center