Phil Metres
Thursday, September 22 @ 2 pm
UCM Gallery of Art & Design
Philip Metres has written and translated a number of numerous books, most recently Pictures at an Exhibition and Sand Opera. His writing has appeared widely, including in Best American Poetry and has garnered two NEA fellowships, two Arab American Book Awards, the Lannon Literary Fellowship, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, five Ohio Arts Council Grants, the PEN/Heim Translation Grant, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Akron Poetry Prize, the Anne Halley Prize, and the inaugural George W. Hunt, S.J. Award for Excellence in Journalism, Literature & the Arts.
Jennifer Givhan
Friday, September 23 @ 2 pm
UCM Gallery of Art & Design

Jennifer Givhan is a Mexican-American poet and author of Landscape with Headless Mama. Her creative writing has appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2013AGNI, Prairie SchoonerIndiana ReviewRattleThe Collagistcream city review, and The Columbia Review. She was also the recipient of a 2015 NEA individual artist’s grant.

Kevin Prufer & Wayne Miller
Thursday October 6 @ 2 pm
UCM Gallery of Art & Design


Wayne Miller is the author of four poetry collections, most recently  Post-(Milkweed Editions, 2016). He has also co-translated Moikom Zeqo’s Zodiac (Zephyr Press, 2015) and I Don’t Believe in Ghosts (BOA Editions, 2007). Miller lives in Denver with his wife and two children and teaches at the University of Colorado Denver. He co-curates the Unsung Masters Series with Kevin Prufer and edits Copper Nickel.


Kevin Prufer’s newest books are National Anthem (Four Way Books, 2008), In a Beautiful Country (2011), and Churches (2014). His forthcoming edited volumes include Into English: Multiple Translations (Graywolf, 2015; w/ Martha Collins) and, in collaboration with Wayne Miller and Travis Kurowski, Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (Milkweed, 2015).


Elena Passarello

November 10, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Hendricks Hall


   Elena Passarello is an actor and writer originally from Charleston, SC. Her essay collection, Let Me Clear My Throat is UCM’s One Campus One Book selection this year. She has performed in several regional theaters in the East and Midwest, originating roles in the premieres of Christopher Durang’s Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge and David Turkel’s Wild Signs and Holler. In 2011, she became the first woman winner of the annual Stella Screaming Contest in New Orleans.