Creative Writing Reading Series: Jenny Boully and Meg Day

The Spring 2018 Reading Series continues with readings from Jenny Boully and Meg Day.

“What we are certain of is the poet’s ability to guide us through. Her poetry is at once patient and urgent, provocative and profound.”

Truong Tran, reviewing Last Psalm at Sea Level

“While Boully frequently mocks the controversy over emotional honesty in poetry, her own work soars when she risks vulnerability and fully and vividly explores a felt moment.”

Arielle Greenberg, reviewing The Body 

Columbia’s English and Creative Writing Department will continue its Spring 2018 Reading Series April 18, featuring readings of NEA Poetry Fellow Meg Day and Associate Professor Jenny Boully. The event will begin with an introductory reading from Fiction MFA candidate Tyrell Collins, followed by readings from the featured writers, and will close with a Q&A session.

Meg Day, an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshal College, released her debut collection Last Psalm at Sea Level in 2014. The collection won the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and The Publishing Triangle’s 2015 Audre Lorde Award. It was also a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University, a 2015 Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and Jacar Press’ Julie Suk Award. 

Jenny Boully, author of The Books of Beginnings and Endings: Essays, will release her sixth book Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life Spring 2018. Her work has been featured in The Best American Poetry and The Next American Essay, among others.

Select titles will be available for purchase following the reading, which is free and open to the public.

Creative Writing Reading Series: Jenny Boully and Meg Day
Wednesday, April 18
3:30 p.m.
Stage Two
618 S. Michigan Ave.