Three emerging literary voices will take center stage at the next edition of the University of Houston’s Poetry and Prose readings.
UH Creative Writing Program students Will Donnelly, Janine Joseph and Ed Porter will share their works at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 10 in the M.D. Anderson’s Honors College Commons (Entrance 1 off Calhoun Road). Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided.
Donnelly is a doctoral candidate and recently served as the online editor for UH’s Gulf Coast journal. His fiction has been published in Fiction Southeast, The Clockhouse Review, The Potomac Review and Hobart Pulp among other publications.
Poet Janine Joseph earned the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship in 2009. The doctoral candidate’s poems have been published in Asian American Literary Review, Best New Poets 2011 and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Joseph has served as the poetry editor for Gulf Coast and participated in Writers in the School, a program aimed at promoting reading and writing to children.
A former actor, Ed Porter also is completing his doctorate. His fiction has been published in numerous publications including Colorado Review, Barrelhouse, Booth, Printer’s Devil Review and Best New American Voices 2010. He recently served as the Gulf Coast’s fiction editor.
As part of UH's English department, the Creative Writing Program offers intensive training in both creative writing and literary studies. It offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. In addition to Nelson and Boswell, its talented faculty includes award-winning writers such as poet and non-fiction writer Nick Flynn, graphic novelist Mat Johnson and poet Tony Hoagland. To learn more about the program, visit its website.
Each semester, UH Libraries hosts Poetry and Prose, a free reading series that spotlights the talents of faculty, staff and student authors. Writers from the community and national literary scene also participate in these readings. For more details, visit the Poetry and Prose website.