Four Way Book Reading at Grolier Poetry Bookshop
Cynthia Cruz is the author of five collections of poetry, including four with Four Way Books: The Glimmering Room (2012), Wunderkammer (2014), How the End Begins (2016), and Dregs (2018). Her next collection, Guidebooks of the Land, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2020. Cruz has received various fellowships and has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in writing and an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing from the School of Visual Arts. Currently pursuing a PhD in German Studies at Rutgers University, she teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn.
Kate ColbyKate Colby is author of seven books of poetry, including The Arrangements (Four Way Books, 2018), and a new book of critical poem-essays, Dream of the Trenches (Noemi Books, 2019). She has received awards and fellowships from the Poetry Society of America, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room, where she was the 2017-2018 Creative Fellow. Her poems and essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, The Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review and the DIA Readings in Contemporary Poetry Anthology. She lives and teaches in Providence, Rhode Island.
Joan Houlihan is the author of five books of poetry: Shadow-feast(Four Way Books 2018), Hand-Held Executions: Poems & Essays (2003); The Mending Worm, which received the 2006 Green Rose Award from New Issues Press; The Us, which received a Must Read distinction from the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and Ay (2014), a sequel to The Us (2009), both from Tupelo Press. Houlihan received her BA and MAT in English from University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and she has taught at Columbia University, Emerson College, and Smith College. She currently serves on the faculty of Lesley University’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is Professor of Practice in Poetry at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Houlihan founded and directs the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference.
Daniel Tobin is the author of eight books of poems, most recently Blood Labors (Four Way Books 2018). He has received the “Discovery”/The Nation Award, The Robert Penn Warren Award, The Greensboro Review Prize, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Julia Ward Howe Award and creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He lives in Boston, MA and teaches at Emerson College.