The 2013 NCSSM Reading Series, sponsored by the Department of Humanities and the Borden Mace Library, brings nationally published writers to campus, giving students an opportunity to interact with some of the most celebrated literary minds in America. The series concludes with Matthew Olzmann, a recent transplant to North Carolina who won the 2011 Kundiman Poetry Prize for exceptional work by an Asian American poet.
Matthew Olzmann’s first book of poems, Mezzanines, was selected for the 2011 Kundiman Prize and is forthcoming from Alice James Books (April 2013). He coedited Another and Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series (Bull City Press), and is the poetry editor of The Collagist. His poems have appeared in New England Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, The Southern Review, Rattle and elsewhere. He’s received fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, the Kresge Arts Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Currently, he teaches undergraduate creative writing and composition at Warren Wilson as the 2012-13 Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow.