Timber Literary Journal Launch Party

Join BookBar in celebrating the launch of the latest edition of the literary magazine Timber! Diana Khoi Nguyen, Erinrose Mager, Rachel Feder, and Ansley Clark, and others will read to help celebrate!

About TimberTimber is a literary journal dedicated to the promotion of innovative literature and visual art, run by candidates in the MFA program in Creative Writing at CU Boulder. 

About the Readers: 

Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. She is a poet and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and PEN America, among others. In addition to winning the 92Y "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest, she has also received awards and scholarships from the Academy of American Poets, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Currently, she lives in Denver where she is pursuing a PhD in creative writing from the University of Denver. www.dianakhoinguyen.com

Erinrose Mager's writing appears in The Collagist, Passages North, DIAGRAM, The Adroit Journal, New South, BOMB, and elsewhere. She is co-editor of The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature (Lit Pub Books) and Creative Writing/Literature PhD candidate at the University of Denver.

Ansley Clark is a poet, teacher, and traveler from the Pacific Northwest and has an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is the author of the chapbook Geography (dancing girl press 2015). Her poems have appeared in the Colorado Review, the Feminist Wire, Sixth Finch, Black Warrior Review, Jellyfish, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Rachel Feder is an assistant professor of English and literary arts at the University of Denver. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Words With Friends (dancing girl press, 2014), a book-length serial poem, Bad Romanticisms (Astrophel Press, 2018), and a hybrid prose work, Harvester of Hearts: Motherhood under the Sign of Frankenstein (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming this summer).


Bad Romanticisms by Rachel Feder:

Bad Romanticisms is a glitter-bomb of a serial poem about Romantic literature, girlhood, nostalgia, and popular culture. See it online here.


About Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen: 

Ghost Of is a mourning song, not an exorcism or un-haunting of that which haunts, but attuned attention, unidirectional reaching across time, space, and distance to reach loved ones, ancestors, and strangers. Nguyen wrestles with what remains: memory, physical voids, and her family captured around an empty space.

Event date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:00pm