Writers At Newark: Matt Neil Null and Maggie Anderson

Matt Neill NullWriters at Newark Reading Series:  Matt Neill Null - Fiction

Matthew Neill Null is the author of a novel, Honey from the Lion (Lookout, 2015), that was short listed for the L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize. His story collection, Allegheny Front (Sarabande, 2016), was named a finalist for Foreword’s INDIE collection of the year. He is a recipient of the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Mary McCarthy Prize, and the Michener–Copernicus Society of America Award. His stories appear in American Short Fiction, Ecotone, the Oxford American, Ploughshares, The PEN /O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Mystery Stories 2014. A native of West Virginia, he was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Maggie AndersonWriters at Newark Reading Series: Maggie Anderson - Poetry

Maggie Anderson is the author of five books of poems, most recently Dear All (Four Way Books, 2017). She is also the author of Windfall: New and Selected Poems (2000), A Space Filled with Moving (1992), Cold Comfort (1986), Years That Answer (1980), Greatest Hits: 1984-2004 (2004), and The Great Horned Owl (1979). She is the founding editor of the Wick Poetry First Book Series and the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series for Ohio Poets. Anderson’s awards and honors include two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the MacDowell Colony, including an Isabella Gardner Fellowship. Anderson’s poems have been published in poetry journals, including The American PoetryReview, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, and Hamilton Stone Review, and her work has appeared in more than 50 anthologies and textbooks. Essays have appeared in 17 anthologies and journals of contemporary poetry and poetics. Her poems have been set to music four times by contemporary composers, including “The Dream Vegetables” in Dreams and Nocturnes: Chamber Music of Stephen Gryc, “In Singing Weather” by Monica Houghton, “Nightmare,” by Anne LeBaron, and “Related to the Sky” from “Sun Songs and Nocturnes” by John David Earnest, an a cappella piece for male chorus performed at Lincoln Center in 1992 by Chanticleer and the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra.


This event is located at Express Newark in the Hahnes Building