2020 VISIONS: DAVID FLOYD, ABRAHAM SMITH, AND BRET ANTHONY JOHNSTON
March 14 – 6:30 PM
David Floyd is a former Charles D. Berwind Foundation scholar and a 2000 Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets fellowship recipient. His poems and essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the American Poetry Review, Born Magazine, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Xconnect, as well as other literary periodicals and anthologies. His first full-length collection, The Sudden Architecture of the Dark (CustomWords, 2006) was a finalist for the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Floyd has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in creative writing and literature and is currently a visiting assistant professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University.
Abraham Smith’s first book, Whim Man Mammon, is published by Action Books (Notre Dame University, 2008). His poems appear or are forthcoming in Fence, jubilat, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Typo, APR, and Northwest Review, among others. He was a 2004-2005 Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Smith teaches English and creative writing at the University of Alabama.
Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the internationally acclaimed Corpus Christi: Stories and the editor of Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer, both from Random House. In 2006 he received a National Book Award honor for emerging writers. Johnston is director of creative writing at Harvard University.