Dr. Kristi Maxwell is the author of six books of poetry: Bright and Hurtless (Ahsahta Press), Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta Press), Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books), Re- (Ahsahta), That Our Eyes Be Rigged (Saturnalia), and PLAN/K (Horseless Press). Her scholarly publications include articles on experimental writing practices and the hybrid writing of Jenny Boully and Anne Carson, and her research interests involve theories of representation and difference, textual performance, and the body. A former Elliston Poetry Fellow, she received a PhD in Creative Writing & Literature, along with a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, where she served as editor-in-chief of Sonora Review. She is an affiliate faculty member of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department.
Jeffrey Skinner is Professor Emeritus at the University of Louisville, where he began his teaching career 1988. A Guggenheim Fellow, Skinner's latest full collection of poems, Chance Divine, won the Field Prize. His chapbook, White Boys from Hell, appeared in 2018 from C&R Press. He fully expects to see all his former U of L students at the reading, though he hastens to add that there will NO TEST afterward.