Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Kateema Lee, V.P. Loggins, Kurt Olsson, Erica Wright:
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Description of Pictures: Kateema Lee, V.P. Loggins, Kurt Olsson, Erica Wright
Award-winning Maryland poets share poetry to inspire connections and to help make sense of our lives
Moderated by Lucinda Marshall.
Kateema Lee is a Washington, D.C., native. Her recent work has been published in anthologies and print and online journals, such as Beltway Poetry Quarterly, African American Review, Gargoyle, Cave Canem Anthology XIII and others. Kateema is the author of “Almost Invisible,” and her next collection of poems, “Musings of a Netflix Binge Viewer,” is forthcoming (June 2018). She is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, a Callaloo Fellow and a participant of The Home School. Kateema also is an associate professor of English at Montgomery College.
V. P. Loggins
V.P. Loggins is the author of “The Fourth Paradise” (Editor’s Select Poetry Series, Main Street Rag 2010) and “Heaven Changes “(Pudding House Chapbook Series 2007). He has also published one critical book on Shakespeare, “The Life of Our Design,” and is co-author of another, “Shakespeare’s Deliberate Art.” Winner of the 2016 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize for “The Green Cup,” his poems and articles have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Crannog (Ireland), The Dalhousie Review, English Journal, The Formalist, The Healing Muse, Memoir, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Poetry Ireland Review, The Southern Review and Tampa Review, among other journals.
Kurt Olsson has published two collections of poetry. His most recent, “Burning Down Disneyland” (Gunpowder Press), was selected by Tom Lux as the winner of the 2016 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. His first collection, “What Kills What Kills Us” (Silverfish Review Press), won the Gerald Cable Book Award. The book was subsequently awarded the Towson University Prize for Literature, given to the best book published the previous year by a Maryland writer, and named Best Poetry Book of 2008 by Peace Corps Writers. Kurt’s poems have appeared in many jour ...More...
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Greenville, NC, Newport News, VA, and my farewell event with them in Chicago, IL (via sites in Louisville, KY, St. Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH),
three trips to New York City (including New York Comic-Con), and
my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.
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