Join us for a very special Storyfort reading with Sarah Manguso, Ashley Toliver, and Michael McKee Green
Saturday, March 23rd at 2 PM
The Owyhee (Storyfort)
1109 Main Street, Boise
300 Arguments (2017), a work of aphoristic autobiography and “a pocket-sized foray into the frontier of contemporary nonfiction writing,” was named a book of the year by more than twenty publications including NPR and Buzzfeed. Her other nonfiction books include Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (2015), an essay on self-documentation, motherhood, and time; The Guardians (2012), an essay on friendship and suicide; and The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), an essay on living with chronic illness, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Manguso’s story collection, Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (2007), was published by McSweeney’s as part of 145 Stories in a Small Box and was preceded by two poetry collections, Siste Viator (2006) and The Captain Lands in Paradise (2002), poems from which won a 2003 Pushcart Prize and appeared in four volumes of the Best American Poetry series. Her books have been named Indie Next picks and New York Times Editors’ Choice titles, and have appeared on numerous book-of-the-year lists including those of the Atlantic, the Irish Times, the London Independent, the National Post, and the Telegraph.
Manguso is the recipient of a 2003 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the 2007 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship, and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction. She holds degrees from Harvard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her writing has been published in Harper’s, the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review, among many other publications. Her books have been translated into six languages.
She lives in Los Angeles.
Ashley Toliver is the author of Spectra (Coffee House Press, September 2018) and a chapbook, Ideal Machine (Poor Claudia, 2014). A poetry editor at Moss., she teaches poetry at the Attic Institute in SE Portland. Her work has been supported by fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Academy of American Poets. She received her MFA from Brown University in 2013.
Michael McKee Green’s first book, Fugue Figure (the Kent State University Press), was selected by Khaled Mattawa as the winner of the 2017 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. Work of his appears in journals such as Michigan Quarterly Review, Tagvverk, Fog Machine, Tarpaulin Sky and his poem “In Remit” won the Burnam Poetry Scholarship (Judge, Ed Skoog). Currently, he is an MFA candidate at Boise State University, where he sits on Ahsahta Press’ editorial board and teaches creative writing.