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Third Thursday Poetry
April 15, 2021
Join us for this month’s special guest for a virtual reading. It will be free, presented on Facebook and YouTube.
Third Thursday Poetry is presented by the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and funded in part by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Laura-Gray Street is the author of Pigment and Fume (Salmon Poetry) and Shift Work (Red Bird Chapbooks) and co-editor (with Ann Fisher-Wirth) of The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press) and (with Rose McLarney) of A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming). She has been the recipient of poetry prizes from The Greensboro Review, the Dana Awards, the Southern Women Writers Conference, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Science and Nature Writing, and Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments. Her work has been published in The Colorado Review, Poecology, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Hawk & Handsaw, Many Mountains Moving, Gargoyle, ISLE, Shenandoah, Meridian, Blackbird, The Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere; and supported by fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Artist House at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, and the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, where she was the Garland Distinguished Fellow. In 2018 her collaboration with UK visual artist Anne-Marie Creamer was on display in galleries in Sheffield, England, and Yantai, China. Street holds an MA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She is an associate professor of English, directs the Creative Writing and Visiting Writers Series Program, and edits Revolute, the MFA’s literary journal, at Randolph College* in Lynchburg, Virginia.
*founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College