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Reading: Ryan Eckes, Mary-Kim Arnold, & Patrick N. Riedy {Providence, RI}

  • 113 Messer Street Providence, RI (map)

Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. His latest book, General Motors (Split Lip Press 2018), is about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011). His poetry can be found in Tripwire, Slow Poetry in America Newsletter, Entropy and elsewhere. He has worked as an adjunct professor at many colleges and in recent years as a labor organizer in education. He won a Pew Fellowship in 2016. A review of his book can be found here (

Mary-Kim Arnold’s Litany for the Long Moment was awarded the 2016 Essay Press Open Book Prize and was a finalist for the 2018 Chautauqua Janus Prize. She co-edited the anthology, Mixed Korean: Our Stories. A multidisciplinary artist and writer, her work has appeared in a number of literary and art journals, including The Georgia Review, Hyperallergic, and The Rumpus, where she serves on the Advisory Committee. The recipient of fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, she holds graduate degrees from Vermont College of Fine Arts and Brown University, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

Patrick Riedy, from Buffalo, lives in Providence. He recently finished his MFA at Brown and operates a small chapbook press called PressBoardPress.

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