Spring 2020 Reading Series
LEE ANN RORIPAUGH & KIARA NICOLE LETCHER
Wed | Feb 26 | Criss Library
Lee Ann Roripaugh’s most recent book is tsunami vs. the fukushima 50 by Milkweed Editions, 2019. The current South Dakota State Poet Laureate, Roripaugh is a Professor of English at the
University of South Dakota, where she serves as Director of Creative Writing and Editor-in-Chief of South Dakota Review.
Kiara Nicole Letcher is a poet who currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her MFA from The University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2014. Her chapbook Scream Queen was released October
2019 through The Orchard Street Press. She has also appeared in Green Mountains Review, Plainsongs Magazine, Stone Highway Review, New Bile, Pismire, Villainess Press and Quiet Diamonds.
HOLLY PELESKY & REBECCA ROTERT
Wed | Mar 18 | Weber Art Gallery
Holly Pelesky holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska. She teaches poetry workshops through the Nebraska Writers Collective. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her essays have appeared in Roanoke Review, The Nasiona and Jellyfish Review among other places. She recently released her first collection of
poems, Quiver: A Sexploration.
Rebecca Rotert received her MA from Hollins College in Virginia where she was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets prize. Her work has appeared in Santa Clara Review, America Magazine, and the New York Times. The essay, "Proteus on the Vasa," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her novel, Last Night at
the Blue Angel, received the Friends of American Writers Award, the Nebraska Book Award and was shortlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award.