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Caxton Club: Davenport & Howard Wilson Prize Judges JoAnna Novak, Thomas Cook, & Eileen G’Sell

May 11 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Alumni Room, Old Main

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JoAnna Novak's debut novel I Must Have You was published in May 2017 and a book-length poem, Noirmania, will be published in 2018. She has written fiction, essays, poetry, and criticism for publications including Salon, Guernica, BOMB, The Rumpus, Conjunctions, The New York Times, and Joyland. She received her MFA in fiction from Washington University and her MFA in poetry from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a co-founder of the literary journal and chapbook publisher, Tammy. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Thomas Cook’s poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review and Cosmonauts Avenue, his video poetry in PoetrySeen, and his collaborative writing with Tyler Flynn Dorholt in Posit and Yes, Poetry. Recent short fiction has appeared in Bennington Review and Chicago Quarterly Review. He has also published in Boston Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, McSweeney’s, Quarterly West, Salon, and Twentieth-Century Literature, among others. He is editor and publisher of Tammy, and teaches at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles.  

Eileen G’Sell '02 studied creative writing and integrated international studies at Knox College, going on to earn an MA from the University of Rochester and an MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis. Her cultural criticism, essays, and poetry can be found in Salon, VICE, the Boston Review, Hyperallergic, DAME, and DIAGRAM among others; and she was awarded the 2013 American Literary Review prize for poetry. Her chapbooks are available from Dancing Girl and BOAAT Press, and her debut poetry collection Life After Rugby is available from Gold Wake Press. She currently teaches composition and film at Washington University, and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center.

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