Jeanne Bryner, Neil Carpathios, Mike Faloon, Michael Fournier, And Ben Stein Will Read At Mac's Backs

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Poets Jeanne Bryner and Neil Carpathios will read from Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio a new anthology just published by Ohio University Press. They will be joined by Mike Faloon, author of The Hanging Gardens of Split Rock, Michael Fournier, author of Hidden Wheel and Swing State and Ben Stein.

Neil Carpathios is an award-winning poet and author of three full-length poetry collections including Beyond the Bones and several chapbooks. He teaches at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he also serves as coordinator of creative writing.

Jeanne Bryner was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, Ohio. A registered nurse, she is a graduate of Trumbull Memorial's School of Nursing and Kent State University's Honors College. She has received writing fellowships from Bucknell University, the Ohio Arts Council ('97, 07), and Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed in Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Kentucky and Edinburgh, Scotland. She is the author of the collections Breathless, Blind Horse: Poems, Tenderly Lift Me: Nurses Honored, Celebrated and Remembered, No Matter How Many Windows, and Smoke: Poems.

Every River on Earth includes some of the best regional poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from forty contemporary writers, both established and up-and-coming. The book also includes authors such as David Baker, Don Bogen, Michelle Burke, Richard Hague and Donald Ray Pollock. The people, the landscape, the struggles, and the deepest undercurrents of what it means to be from and of a place are revealed in these original, deeply moving, and sometimes shocking pieces.

Mike Faloon is the author of The Other Night at Quinn's (due 2016), along with The Hanging Gardens of Split Rock and co-editor of Fan Interference. He has toured across the U.S. and Canada, including appearances at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Upright Citizens' Brigade Theater.

Michael T. Fournier is a writer/critic/musician, and the author of two novels: Hidden Wheel and Swing State (both Three Rooms Press), as well as Double Nickels on the Dime (33 1/3/Continuum), a book-length discussion of the 1984 Minutemen album of the same name. He is founder and co-editor of Calbido Quarterly, a broadsheet literary journal. His writing has appeared in the the Oxford American, Vice, Pitchfork, and the Boston Globe. He has taught literature and punk rock history at Emerson College, Tufts University, University of Maine, and beyond.

Ben Stein is an educator and writer. He runs Open Books, a not-for-profit education and publishing venture that offers personal writing workshops to people with limited access to educational services. His work has appeared in 2nd Hand and Cabildo Quarterly.
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