Keane coming to Bismarck for poetry reading

Erin Keane is the author of two collections of poetry, Death Defying Acts and The Gravity Soundtrack. Photo courtesy of

Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-op will host a poetry reading at 7 p.m. on Wed. March 28.

Erin Keane will be reading, as well as local poet Adam Jenkins. The University of Mary’s Language and Literature Department and the North Dakota Humanities Council are sponsoring the reading. There will also be artwork on display created by BDAC artists inspired from Erin Keane’s latest collection of poetry, Death Defying Acts. Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-op is located at 222 N 4th St.

Erin Keane is the author of two collections of poetry, Death-Defying Acts (WordFarm, 2010) and The Gravity Soundtrack, (WordFarm, 2007). Her chapbook, The One-Hit Wonders, is a small collection of poems about rock and roll.

Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Salon, The Courier-Journal, LEO, Sou’wester, The Louisville Review, Redivider, PANK, The Lumberyard, Nimrod, Phoebe, Now & Then and Louisville Magazine.

Keane earned her MFA in creative writing at Spalding University. A recipient of a fellowship from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, she serves on the editorial boards of Strange Horizons and The Heartland Review and teaches in the MFA National University.

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