From Our Staff | April 30, 2010

If you are in Columbia, swing by tonight and check out a reading by two fantastic poets: TMR’s own Marc McKee and TMR alum Jason Koo.  Sponsored by Center: A Journal of Literary Arts (another fine journal here at the University of Missouri; their Symposium’s are must reads), the reading will be from 7 to 8 pm in McReynolds Hall, Room 350.  Books will be available for purchase, and there will also be snacks and beverages and general all-around goodness.

About the readers:

Marc McKee received his MFA from the University of Houston, and is completing his PhD at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Conduit, Crazyhorse, The Journal, Pleiades, and others; recent work appears in Barn Owl Review and Handsome and is forthcoming from Copper Nickel. His chapbook, What Apocalypse?, is available from New Michigan Press, and his full length debut, Fuse, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2011.

Jason Koo is the author of Man on Extremely Small Island, winner of the 2008 De Novo Poetry Prize (C&R Press, 2009) and a Finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Kathryn A. Morton Prize and the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. He was born in New York City and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his BA in English from Yale, his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, he has published his poetry and prose in numerous journals, including The Yale Review, North American Review and The Missouri Review. He teaches at NYU and Lehman College and serves as Poetry Editor of Low Rent. He lives in Brooklyn.