LAWRENCE — Matthew Cooperman, poetry editor for the Colorado Review, and Aby Kaupang, author of "Little 'g' God Grows Tired of Me" (2013), will give a reading Nov. 7 at the University of Kansas.
Cooperman and Kaupang will present along with doctoral student Callista Buchen at 7 p.m. in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The event is sponsored by the English MFA program.
Cooperman is am associate professor of English at Colorado State University and a founding editor of the journal Quarter After Eight. His most recent book, a collaboration with artist Marius Lehene, is titled "Imago for the Fallen World" (2013). His other books include "Still: of the Earth as the Ark Which Does Not Move" (2011) and "A Sacrificial Zinc" (2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize.
Kaupang is the author of "Little 'g' God Grows Tired of Me" (2013), "Absence is Such a Transparent House" (2011), and "Scenic Fences | Houses Innumerable" (2008). Her work has appeared in the journals FENCE, Verse, Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Parthenon West and others. She has both an MFA in Creative Writing and a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University.
Cooperman and Kaupang live in Fort Collins, Colo., with their two children. The pair are currently at work on a book-length documentary poem that details their interactions with the medical establishment on behalf of their autistic daughter.
Buchen will open the reading. Winner of DIAGRAM's 2012 essay contest and the Langston Hughes Award in fiction, she is a graduate student in poetry. Her work has appeared in Bellevue Review, Pear Noir!, PANK, Arsenic Lobster, Blue Mesa Review, A cappella Zoo and other journals. She has been nominated for Best New Poets and a Pushcart Prize.
The reading is free and open to the public.
The Department of English is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College encourages learning without boundaries in its more than 50 departments, programs and centers. Curriculum in the College emphasizes interdisciplinary education, global awareness and experiential learning. The College is KU's broadest, most diverse academic unit.