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Inner Moonlight :Nomi Stone & Rose Skelton


The Wild Detectives

We are proud to present Nomi Stone and Rose Skelton for November’s Inner Moonlight! Brief open mic to follow, so bring a poem and be brave.

Nomi Stone is a poet and an anthropologist, and the author of two poetry collections, Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly 2008) and Kill Class (Tupelo 2019). Winner of a Pushcart Prize, Stone’s poems appear recently in POETRY, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She has a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia and an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson, and she is an Assistant Professor in Poetry at the University of Texas, Dalla

Rose Skelton is currently working on Homescar, a collection of linked short stories set on an island in Scotland, where she is from. The collection-in-progress won the Larry Levis Fellowship for Fiction in 2018. Stories from this collection have been published in Waxwing and Four Way Review and in 2018 were nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Rose has been a writing fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and has an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She was previously a freelance journalist in west Africa, working for the International Herald Tribune, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, and others, and she still trains investigative journalists in Africa. In 2018 she gave up the Scottish island for a life in the US where she writes and teaches fiction.

Inner Moonlight is the second Wednesday of every month. Mark your calendar and we’ll see you there!

“Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.”
—Allen Ginsberg, from On Being a Writer

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