La Crosse, WI—William Stobb will be reading from his new poetry collection You Are Still Alive (2019, 42 Miles Press) Friday, November 8 at Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy. William Stobb is the author of five previous collections, including the National Poetry Series selection, Nervous Systems, and Absentia, both from Penguin Books, and a chapbook of desert fragments, Artifact Eleven, (2011 Black Rock Press) reflecting on the work of land artist, Michael Heizer.
Stobb’s short stories, essays and poems appear regularly in journals and magazines. His short story “All the Bodies” was awarded the 2018 Zona Gale Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, honoring the best short story published by a Wisconsin writer each year. Stobb works as Associate Editor for the literary magazine, Conduit, a leading publisher of contemporary poetry, and its book publishing arm, Conduit Books & Ephemera. Part of the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Stobb regularly teaches Composition and Creative Writing courses.
As part of the reading, five handwritten original prints of the opening poem “A Message from Your Mode” will be made available to the attendees to bid on with proceeds benefiting the Mississippi Valley Writers’ Guild.
Poets Luke Brekke and Kelly Sexton who is the author of Vodka-Mountain will open the night.
When: Friday, November 8, 2019 | 6pm
Where: Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy
129 6th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601