Unamuno 23: Michael White, Michael Dumais, and Phillip Williams, Desperate Literature

After a short break, the Unamuno Author Series is back with it's 23rd event, hosting Michael White, Michael Dumais, and Phillip Williams for an evening of excellent poetry.

€3 Entry: Event + Drinks + Booklet of Poems


Michael Dumanis is the author of the poetry collection My Soviet Union (University of Massachusetts Press), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and coeditor of the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande). His work has been recognized with residencies at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Yaddo, and with grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, among others. Born in the former Soviet Union, he emigrated to the U.S. as a child with his family. He is now a professor of poetry writing and literature at Bennington College, where he directs the Poetry @ Bennington Reading Series and serves as editor of the print literary journal Bennington Review. He divides his time between Vermont and Brooklyn.

Originally from Missouri, Michael White teaches at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he serves as Chair of the Creative Writing Department. He has published four collections of poetry - 'The Island' from Copper Canyon, 'Palma Cathedral' (winner of the Colorado Prize, judged by Mark Strand), 'Re-entry' (winner of the Vassar Miller Prize, judged by Paul Mariani), and 'Vermeer in Hell' (winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editors Prize) - a memoir, 'Travels in Vermeer', from Persea Books and has been published in The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, The Best American Poetry, among other magazines and anthologies.

Phillip B. Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois and earned his MFA from Washington University, where he was a Chancellor's Graduate fellow. He is the author of the chapbooks 'Bruised Gospels' (Arts in Bloom Inc., 2011), 'Burn' (YesYes Books, 2013), and 'Thief in the Interior' (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Kenyon Review Online, The Southern Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, West Branch, Blackbird and others.

Williams is a Cave Canem graduate and the poetry editor of the online journal Vinyl Poetry. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award and teaches at Bennington College.

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