ADAM GIANELLI AND TOMMYE BLOUNT
Mac's Backs hosts poets Adam Giannelli and Tommye Blount on Saturday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in 2017. His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Yale Review, FIELD, and elsewhere. He is the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and the editor of High Lonesome (Oberlin College Press, 2006), a collection of essays on Charles Wright.
Born and raised in Detroit, Tommye Blount now lives in the nearby suburb of Novi, Michigan. He has been the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Cave Canem and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His work has appeared in Poetry, New England Review, Phantom, Four Way Review, The Offing, Vinyl, and other publications. He holds an MFA from The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. A chapbook, What Are We Not For was published by Bull City Press in 2016.