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Marc McKee and Brian Barker, September 23, 6:00 p.m.

We’re very pleased to announce a double bill of fabulous poets who will be reading from their new books on Monday, September 23.

Marc McKee is the author of What Apocalypse?, winner of the 2008 New Michigan Press / DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest, Fuse (2011), Bewilderness (2014), Consolationeer (2017), and Meta Meta Make-Belief (2019), all from Black Lawrence Press. His poetry appears in online and print journals such as American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Conduit, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Forklift, Ohio, The Journal, Los Angeles Review, Memorious, Sixth Finch, and several others. Learn more about him here. He is the managing editor of the Missouri Review and lives in Columbia, Missouri with his wife Camellia Cosgray and their son, Harold.


Brian Barker is the author of three books of poetry, Vanishing Acts (SIU Press, 2019), The Black Ocean (SIU Press, 2011), and The Animal Gospels (Tupelo Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, Indiana Review, The Cincinnati Review, Blackbird, and Pleiades. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is a poetry editor of Copper Nickel. Learn more at

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