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GRS at Writers & Books: Colleen Powderly & Kristen Gentry

  • Writers & Books 740 University Avenue Rochester, NY, 14607 United States (map)

The Genesee Reading Series presents writers from the greater Genesee Valley region, reading in the Writers & Books Performance Space.

August 8: Colleen Powderly & Kristen Gentry

Price: $3 members, $6 public

Colleen Powderly’s early poems reflect her childhood in the deep South and a decade spent in the Midwest. Those poems eventually formed the basis for her book, Split (FootHills Publishing, 2009).  More recent work has focused on narrative and ekphrastic poems. Her work has appeared in many journals, including Ekphrasis, Steel Toe Review, Third Wednesday, and The Centrifugal Eye, and has been anthologized in Malala: Poems for Malala Yousefzai and Mo’ Joe: The Anthology. Colleen belongs to Just Poets and has served on the editorial board for their anthology, Le Mot Juste.

 Kristen Gentry is from Louisville, Kentucky and received her MFA from Indiana University. She currently lives in Rochester, NY near SUNY Geneseo where she is an associate professor of English and the director of creative writing. Her short stories have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Jabberwock Review, and other journals. She is at work completing Mama Said, a collection of linked stories that explore mother-daughter relationships strained by the mothers’ drug addictions.