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All virtual season

January 14



The InKY Reading Series is broadcast live on Zoom & Facebook Live. Save your spot by registering on Zoom.


Can't make the reading? Watch later on YouTube!


Joy Priest is the author of Horsepower (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She is the recipient of the 2020 Kunitz Prize and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, APR, The Atlantic, Poetry Northwest, and Poets & Writers, among others. She is currently a doctoral student in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Houston.

Due to illness, Joy Priest will not be reading this month. We send her our well wishes.


Susan Buttenwieser is the author of the short story collection, We Were Lucky with the Rain (Four Way Books). Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous literary publications. She contributes news features regularly to  Women’s Media Center and teaches creative writing at New York City public schools in high-poverty neighborhoods, with incarcerated women and older adults.


Lynnell Edwards’ most recent collection of poetry is This Great Green Valley (Broadstone Books, 2020), a chapbook of documentary poetry based on revisionist narratives of Kentucky’s pioneer founding in the 18th century. She has published three additional full-length poetry collections, Covet, The Highwayman’s Wife, and The Farmer’s Daughter, were published by Red Hen Press and a chapbook, Kings of the Rock and Roll Hot Shop. Her short fiction, book reviews, and essays have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, New Madrid, Connecticut Review, Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She is the Associate Programs Director for Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing, as well as faculty in poetry and professional writing, and book review editor for the School's literary journal Good River Review. Awards include a 2007 Al Smith Fellowship and a fellowship at The Hermitage in Sarasota, Florida, for 2020-2021. She is a founding member and past president of Louisville Literary Arts and also served on the Kentucky Women Writers Conference Board of Directors. 

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