The Writers Place Reading Series features New Voices: Brian Clifton, Tammy Daniel, Christopher Eithun, Melissa Fite Johnson, Teresa Leggard and Marcos Myers.
Brian Clifton co-edits Bear Review. His work has appeared in PANK!, Juked, The Pinch, burntdistrict, The Laurel Review and other magazines.
Tammy Daniel was a finalist in the Davis Grove Haiku and Nature Poetry Contest sponsored by The Writers Place in Kansas City, Mo., and her work has appeared in I-70 Review, Touch: The Journal of Healing, Rusty Truck, and Ink Sweat and Tears.
Christopher Eithun is a 25-year old writer and poet, currently studying English with a focus in Creative Writing at the University of Central Missouri. He was a former sergeant in the Missouri National Guard, so his poems are often influenced (if not directly related to) military experiences.
Melissa Fite Johnson is the author of the poetry collection While the Kettle’s On. She is a high school English teacher in Pittsburg, Kan., where she lives with her husband and dog.
Teresa Leggard is a poet and a “newbie” playwright. She’s a creative writing MFA student at UMKC. Her recent publications include Number One and Aunt Chloe magazines, and her short plays have been produced in Kansas City and Washington, DC.
Marcus Myers A recent graduate of UMKC’s MFA program in creative writing, he is currently hard at work co-editing Bear Review, the new online journal of poetry and micro-prose, with Brian Clifton. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Hunger Mountain, Mid-American Review, The National Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. His book reviews have appeared in H_NGM_N, New Pages, Pleiades, and The Rumpus.