Backwaters Press Reading Series Continues


April 24th, 2018

Omaha, NE—Poet and fiction writer, Lucy Adkins, Lincoln resident and MFA graduate from UNO. In addition to leading workshops, she’s also co-written a guide to writing, and she’s just finishing up a novel.

Adkins will be reading this Wednesday evening at Gallery 1516 as part of the Backwaters Press Reading Series. Much of poetry, like that in her chapbook, One Life Shining, is based on Nebraskan writing and stories.

Kloefkorn’s book was inspired by his family’s life in Kansas, particularly his grandfather. But Adkins was interested in another character, the wife, Martha.

Adkins adopting the stories of other people in her life, but the process became a medium for her own poetic inference.

This Wednesday, Adkins will be reading some new and unpublished work, which she describes as having a Nebraskan aesthetic.

Joining Adkins this Wednesday are poets Natasha Kessler-Rains and Mary Hickman. Kessler-Rains is the author of Dismantling the Rabbit Altar and a writing teacher at universities nearby. With two books of poetry, Hickman is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently an Artist in Residence at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The Backwaters Press reading is this Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00pm at Gallery 1516, free and open to the public. For more information, find Backwaters Press on Facebook.

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