Poetry Reading: Jenny Molberg, Erin Adair-Hodges, and Sarah Nordgren

Please join us for an evening of poetry with Jenny Molberg, Erin Adair-Hodges, and Sarah Nordgren!

About the poets:

Erin Adair-Hodges is the winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for her first poetry collection Let’s All Die Happy, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series in 2017.

A poet/essayist born and raised in New Mexico, Erin earned an MFA from the University of Arizona and then quit poetry; eight years later, her first accepted poem won The Georgia Review‘s Loraine Williams Prize. Her work can also be seen now or in Boulevard, Crazyhorse, Green Mountains Review, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Radar and more. Erin is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Toledo.


Jenny Molberg won the 2014 Berkshire Prize for her debut collection, Marvels of the Invisible  (Tupelo Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, Poetry International, North American Review, Copper Nickel, The New Guard, The Adroit Journal, Mississippi Review, and other journals. She is the recipient of the 2013 Third Coast poetry prize, was featured in Best New Poets 2014, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2017, she was the Mark Strand scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference.

Molberg holds an MFA from American University and a PhD from the University of North Texas. She currently teaches at the University of Central Missouri and is Co-editor of Pleiades.


Sarah Rose Nordgren is a poet, teacher, and intergenre text artist. Her two books of poetry are Best Bones (2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and Darwin’s Mother, which is recently released from University of Pittsburgh Press (November 2017). Her poems and essays appear widely in periodicals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, Copper Nickel, and American Poetry Review, and she creates video and performance text art in collaboration with Kathleen Kelley under the name Smart Snow.




Darwin's Mother (Pitt Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822965169
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 18th, 2017

Let's All Die Happy (Pitt Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822965145
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 23rd, 2017

Marvels of the Invisible: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936797929
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Published: Tupelo Press - February 1st, 2017

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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