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Broadkill Review – Editor’s Session

  • 26 May 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Join managing and fiction editor, Stephen Scott Whitaker, Poetry and Interview Editor, Kari Ann Ebert, special guest Michael Chang, as well as Katherine Gekker, Liz Holland,  Margot Douaihy, and Max Kruger-Dull for a reading and Q&A session spotlighting local Delaware favorite, The Broadkill Review.
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Stephen Scott Whitaker is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, a teacher, and a grant writer. The winner of the 2021 Pink Poetry Prize Whitaker’s writing has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, The Rumpus, The American Journal of Poetry, Great River Review, The Maine Review, and other journals. The author of four chapbooks and a broadside from Broadsided Press, Whitaker is the recipient of fellowships from Maryland Humanities, Maryland State Arts Council, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Witter Bynner Foundation of Poetry for bringing poetry into classrooms and communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. Whitaker is the fiction editor and managing editor of The Broadkill Review. Mulch, their novel of weird fiction is forthcoming from Montag Press in early 2023.

Kari Ann Ebert
is the Poetry & Interview editor for The Broadkill Review. Winner of the 2020 Sandy Crimmins National Prize in Poetry and the 2018 Gigantic Sequins Poetry Contest, Kari’s work has appeared in journals such as The Night Heron Barks, Mojave River Review, Philadelphia Stories, The Main Street Rag, The Ekphrastic Review, and Gargoyle as well as several anthologies. Her honors include a residency at Virginia Creative Center for the arts (2021), Individual Artist Fellow in Literature: Poetry, Delaware Division of the Arts (2020), and fellowships from MidAtlantic Arts Foundation (2021), The Shipman Agency (2020), BOAAT Press (2020), and Brooklyn Poets (2019). Kari lives in Dover, Delaware where she serves on the board of the Dover Art League and is active in the arts community there. Read more of her work at kariannebert.com.

Michael Chang (they/them) is the author of several collections of poetry, including Boyfriend Perspective (Really Serious Literature, 2021), Almanac Of Useless Talents (CLASH Books, 2022), & Synthetic Jungle (Northwestern University Press, 2023). Tapped to edit Lambda Literary's Emerge anthology, their poems have been nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, & the Pushcart Prize. They were awarded the Poetry Project's prestigious Brannan Prize in 2021, & serve as a poetry editor at the acclaimed journal Fence.

Katherine Gekker’s poetry has been called “affecting” and “elusive” by the New York Times and has been published by Little Patuxent Review, Broadkill Review, and many other journals.
     The author of In Search of Warm Breathing Things (Glass Lyre Press, 2019), Gekker serves as Poetry Assistant Editor for Delmarva Review.
     A collection of Gekker’s poems called “…to Cast a Shadow Again” was set to music by composer Eric Ewazen. Composer Carson Cooman set a seasonal cycle of her poems, “Chasing the Moon Down,” to music. Both have been performed nationally and internationally and are available on CD and through various online music platforms.
     She studies poetry in classes, workshops, and overseas retreats with Ellen Bass, Marie Howe, and Mark Doty.
     Gekker was born in Washington, DC. In 1974, she founded a commercial printing company and sold it 31 years later. She lives with her wife in Arlington, Virginia.

Liz Holland is a poet with her MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. Nominated for ‘Best of the Net’ in 2021, her work can be found in Remington Review, Broadkill Review, Little Patuxent Review, Welter, and several other literary journals. Her debut book of poetry Let the bees rest can be found via her Instagram and Twitter handle @cottonswords. She lives in Baltimore with her fur-son Brax.

Margot Douaihy, PhD, is the author of Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr, Scranton Lace, and Girls Like You (Clemson University Press). Her writing has been featured in Colorado Review, Diode, Florida Review, North American Review, PBS NewsHour, Portland Review, and elsewhere. She serves as a Section Editor of Journal of Creative Writing Studies and teaches Creative Writing at Franklin Pierce University.

Max Kruger-Dull holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in The MacGuffin, Litro Magazine, the tiny journal, Baby Teeth Journal, and others. He lives in New York with his boyfriend and two dogs.




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