Host Campbell McGrath joins Daisy Fried and Julie Marie Wade for the annual "Under the Influence" reading and celebration.
True to its name, "Under the Influence" means each poet reads in a round-robin format that links past and present and usually sends the audience scrambling to their notebooks to make new "must-read" lists.
Campbell McGrath has published numerous collections of poetry, including Spring Comes to Chicago (1996), which won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He has also won a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares literary journal, and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Miami Beach and teaches at Florida International University.
Daisy Fried is the author of three books of poetry from University of Pittsburgh Press: Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice (2013), named one of Library Journal’s five best poetry books of 2013, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (2006), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn’t Mean to Do It (2000), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Award. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, she is a member of the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, and lives in Philadelphia.
Julie Marie Wade is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014), Without: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010), Small Fires: Essays (Sarabande Books, 2011), Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2013), Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom Press, 2013), When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2014), and the forthcoming collections, SIX (Red Hen Press, 2015) and Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016). She teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University.