Department of English

Ryan Writers Series

Spring 2020 Readings: Canceled


Dr. Kristi Maxwell is the author of six books of poetry: Bright and Hurtless (Ahsahta Press), Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta Press), Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books), Re- (Ahsahta), That Our Eyes Be Rigged (Saturnalia), and PLAN/K (Horseless Press). Her scholarly publications include articles on experimental writing practices and the hybrid writing of Jenny Boully and Anne Carson, and her research interests involve theories of representation and difference, textual performance, and the body. A former Elliston Poetry Fellow, she received a PhD in Creative Writing & Literature, along with a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, where she served as editor-in-chief of Sonora Review. She is an affiliate faculty member of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department.

Cathy Wagner

Cathy Wagner lived in Asia and the Middle East until 1977, when her family moved to Baltimore, MD. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Iowa (MFA, 1994) and the University of Utah (PhD, 2000). She is currently a professor of English at Miami University in Oxford,OH.

Her work has appeared in anthologies including The Norton Anthonology of Postmodern American Poetry, Poets on Teaching, Starting Today: Poems for Obama's First 100 Days, Gurlesque, State of the Union: 50 Political Poems, A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years and The Best American Erotic Poems, 1800 to the Present, Best American Experimental Writing 2015.

Wagner is the author of Miss America (2001), Macular Hole (2004), My New Job (2009) and Nervous Device (2012).

Additional readings to be announced

Other Recent Ryan Writers Series Events

Jane Augustine and Michael Heller, February 2018
Rachel Tzivia Back
, February 2018
Rodrigo Toscano,
November 2017
Murat Nemet-Nejat, October 2017
Brenda Iijima and Peter O'Leary, March 2017
erica lewis, October 2016
Merle Bachman and Daniel Morris, March 2016
Laurel Blossom, February 2016
Jane Augustine and Michael Heller, February 2016
Dick Hague and Michael Henson, October 2015
Owen Lewis, October 2015
Claudia Keelan, September 2015
Adam Day, April 2015
Catherine Hardy, April 2015
Michael Davidson, February 2015
Sarah Rose Nordgren and Michael Henson, November 2014
Rachel Tzvia Back, September 2014