Nov 13: McCreary, Nguyen, Skinner

Hoa Nguyen was born in the Mekong Delta, grew up in the DC area and studied poetics in San Francisco. She is the author of 8 books and chapbooks, most recently Hecate Lochia (Hot Whiskey, 2009), Kiss a Bomb Tattoo (Effing Press, 2009) and Chinaberry (Fact Simile, 2010). Based in Austin, TX, Hoa curates a reading series and leads a creative writing workshop.

Jonathan Skinner 's poetry collections include With Naked Foot (Little Scratch Pad Press, 2009) and Political Cactus Poems (Palm Press, 2005). He founded and edits the journal ecopoetics, which features creative-critical intersections between writing and ecology. Skinner also writes ecocriticism on contemporary poetry and poetics: his essay "Thoughts on Things: Poetics of the Third Landscape" appeared recently in the eco language reader (ed. Brenda Iijima). Skinner teaches in the Environmental Studies Program at Bates College, in Central Maine, where he makes his home.

Chris McCreary is the author of Undone : A Fakebook as well as a chapbook of revisions of older poems, An Apocrypha, which can be downloaded for free via ixnay press's website. In a recent review of Poets on Teaching at 360mainstreet.com, he discusses his work as a high school English and creative writing teacher. He lives in Philadelphia.