Ed Madden was raised in Newport, Arkansas. He received a BA in English and French from Harding University, a BS in Biblical Studies from the Institute for Christian Studies, an MA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in literature from the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent collections include Ark (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016), Nest (Salmon Poetry, 2014), and Prodigal: Variations (Lethe Press, 2011). He is a professor of English and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches Irish literature and creative writing. In 2019, he was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. The recipient of a South Carolina Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Madden currently serves (til 12/31/2022) as the poet laureate of Columbia, South Carolina.
His chapbook My Father’s House was selected for the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2007, The Book of Irish American Poetry, and in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, Poetry Ireland Review, Los Angeles Review, and online at The Good Men Project.
Josh McGill - Josh is a gifted social justice songwriter and is a member of the band, Wombat Junction.
Award-Winning, long-time Poet, Arts Advocate, leader of Mind Gravy and Indiana transplant, Al Black. Black is a former Jasper Magazine, "Artist of the Year."
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Hear the recipient of a South Carolina Governor’s Awards for the Arts and currently the poet laureate of Columbia, South Carolina. Opening by Josh McGill of the band Wombat Junction and hosted by Al Black, formerly Jasper Magazine's "Artist of The Year."
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