The Waves is thrilled to return with a reading by fiction writer Tia Clark and poets Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers and Christopher Davis. This reading is presented in partnership with Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop in New Orleans, and will also be a fundraiser for House of Tulip, an organization providing housing for TGNC people in Louisiana. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/events/436326917516391 to join the event! Many thanks to Candice Huber, proprietor of Tubby & Coo’s, for her help in making this possible, and to Poets & Writers, Inc., for a generous grant to help us pay our writers.
Tia Clark’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, The Offing, Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. They have received fellowships and support from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Indiana University, the Lambda Literary Foundation and elsewhere. They write and teach in New Orleans.
Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers is the author of two poetry collections: THE TILT TORN AWAY FROM THE SEASONS (Acre Books-Cincinnati Review 2020), a Rumpus Book Club pick, and CHORD BOX ( U of Arkansas Press, 2013), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Poems appear in Boston Review, The Missouri Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, FIELD, Crazyhorse, Shenandoah, Bennington Review, and elsewhere. Her creative nonfiction can be found in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Travel Writing, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, and other journals. A former Kenyon Review Fellow, she has taught at a number of colleges and universities, most recently Hendrix College, where she was the Murphy Visiting Fellow in English. She lives in Washington, DC.
Christopher Davis is the author of four collections of poetry: The Tyrant of the Past and the Slave of the Future, The Patriot, A History of the Only War, and, most recently, Oath, published by Main Street Rag Press in the spring of 2020. His poems have appeared in many journals, including American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Bennington Review, and Interim. A 1985 graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he is a professor of creative writing at UNC Charlotte.