Special guest: Lee Upton
Lee Upton is the author of fourteen books, including short story collections and volumes of poetry, literary criticism, and essays. Her most recent collection, Visitations: Stories, was listed by Kirkus as one of the “Best of the Indies 2017.” Her first collection of stories, The Tao of Humiliation, was selected by Kirkus as among “The Best Books of 2014,” one of eleven books in the subcategory of short stories that included international authors, among them Alice Munro and Hilary Mantel. Lee Upton’s novella, The Guide to the Flying Island, received the Miami University Press Novella Award. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, in three editions of The Best American Poetry, and in The New Yorker, The New Republic, American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, and other magazines. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Pushcart Prize, the Lyric Poetry Award, The Writer/Emily Dickinson, the National Poetry Series Award, and the BOA Short Fiction Award.