May 2, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Alumni Readings from ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood,’ May 14

The Ohio University Alumni Association Facebook page hosts a reading by creative writing alumni for the recently released anthology Welcome to the Neighborhood: An Anthology of American Coexistence, edited by Ohio University alumna Dr. Sarah Green.

The reading will be live and posted to the OHIO Alumni Association Facebook page on May 14, at 4:30 p.m. The total time of the recording is just over 36 minutes.

Green earned a Ph.D. in English from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO in 2015. She is Assistant Professor of English at St. Cloud State University.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Anthology of American Coexistence book cover

Published by Ohio University Press, the book features essays about living in diverse communities. Welcome to the Neighborhood includes work from award-winning writers such as Rita Dove, Jonathan Escoffery, Ross Gay, Joy Harjo, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, and Robert Pinsky, and a number of Bobcat poets and prose writers as well.

Readers for the recording include:

  • Claire Eder—”Not Trash Day” (poem)
  • Brad Aaron Modlin—”The Summer of the Commune, and Some of the Summers before That” (essay)
  • Becca J. R. Lachman—“Some Kind of Sisyphus” (poem)
  • James Miranda—“Occupants” (essay)
  • Geri Lipshultz—“Writing the Kingdom on Skates”  (essay)
  • Brian Trapp—“My City in Two Dog Parks” (essay)
  • Katie Berta—“Upon Hearing about the Student Arrested at the Gun Shop” (poem)
  • Sarah Green—“Assembly” (poem)


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