The Betsy and SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers In Miami), created by local poets Catherine Esposito Prescott and Jen Karetnick, present the final reading of the 2017-18 series. Join us for an evening of poetry from Writer in Residence, M.B. McLatchey and local poet Denise Duhamel. The event is free to attend, but your RSVP is requested.
ABOUT THE POETS
M. B. McLatchey's debut poetry collection The Lame God was awarded First Place in the 16th Annual May Swenson Poetry Award by Utah State University Press in 2013. She was awarded the 2014 FLP Chapbook Prize by Finishing Line Press for her poetry collection Advantages of Believing. In 2011 she was awarded the 2011 American Poet Prize by The American Poetry Journal for her poem "1-800-THE-LOST". And, in 2012 she was awarded the Robert Frost Award for her poem "The Arrangement". She is currently Florida's Volusia County Poet Laureate and was a 2015 Poet Laureate nominee for the state of Florida. Her poems have been published in The American Poetry Journal, The National Poetry Review, River Styx, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Georgetown Review, new south, DMQ (disquieting muses quarterly) Review, Willow Springs, The Adirondack Review, Ekphrasis, Beauty/Truth, The Comstock Review, Tupelo Press, the Cider Press Review, Science, Grain, Smartish Pace, Naugatuck River Review, and the Emerson Review. Her poetry has also been featured as a Verse Daily favorite.
Denise Duhamel earned a BFA at Emerson College and an MFA at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently a professor at Florida International University. She has published numerous collections of poetry, including Kinky(1997), Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (2001), Ka-Ching! (2009), and Blowout (2013), which was a finalist for a National Books Critics Circle Award. She co-edited, with Nick Carbó, Sweet Jesus: Poems about the Ultimate Icon (2002), and, with Maureen Seaton and David Trinidad, Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (2007). Duhamel has also collaborated with Seaton on several poetry collections, including Exquisite Politics (1997), Oyl (2000), and Little Novels (2002). Duhamel’s honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has been included in several volumes of Best American Poetry, and has also been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Consideredand Bill Moyers’s PBS poetry special Fooling with Words.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Founded and curated by Miami-based poets and writers, Jen Karetnick and Catherine Esposito Prescott, SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers In Miami) features women and women-identifying writers from South Florida and across the nation. Hosted by The Betsy-South Beach, a philanthropy and arts-driven boutique luxury hotel located on Ocean Drive in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District, SWWIM produces a year-round readings series and a digital publishing platform, SWWIM Every Day. Learn more at www.swwim.org