Visiting Writer- Jim McKean

  • Details

  • 4/05/18
  • 3:30 p.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Literary

Event Description

Mount Mercy Professor Emeritus James McKean has published three books of poems—Headlong (1987), Tree of Heaven (1995), and We Are the Bus (2011)—and two books of essays, Home Stand: Growing Up in Sports (2005) and a new collection, Bound, which pays tribute to the women in McKean’s family.

McKean’s poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, and Poetry Northwest among others, and have been featured in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. His nonfiction has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Gray’s Sporting Journal, The Gettysburg Review, and The Iowa Review, and his essays have been reprinted in The Best American Sports Writing 2003 and the 2006 Pushcart Prize anthology. McKean teaches for the Queens University low-residency MFA program, the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program.

There will be a Q & A session beginning at 3:30 pm, and a reading will be done at 7 pm. Both events will be held in Flaherty Community Room.