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Poets Hai-Dang Phan, Katie Peterson, and Elizabeth Gross

Three incrrrrrrredible poets! In town! At Wolfman! At once!

Hai-Dang Phan is the author of Reenactments: Poems and Translations (Sarabande, 2019). His work has been recognized by fellowships and scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the American Literary Translators Association, and has appeared in The FabulistThe Iowa ReviewNew England ReviewThe New YorkerPoetryPrelude, and Best American Poetry 2016. Born in Vietnam and raised in Wisconsin, he currently teaches at Grinnell College and lives in Iowa City.

Katie Peterson is the author of four books of poetry, including A Piece of Good News, which comes out in Winter 2019. She directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at UC Davis, and she lives in Berkeley with her husband and her daughter. 

Elizabeth Gross is a poet/translator/teacher/artist in New Orleans. this body/that lightning show, her first poetry collection, was selected by Jericho Brown for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection of The Word Works Press and came out this spring. DEAR ESCAPE ARTIST, a chapbook in collaboration with artist Sara White, came out from Antenna in 2016.  She co-translated and produced a new adaptation of Euripides’ Bakkhai at the Marigny Opera House in 2015. She currently teaches interdisciplinary humanities at Tulane University and co-organizes The Waves Reading Series, showcasing the work of LGBTQIA+ writers since 2014. More about these projects, and links to online publications, at