Friends of Lorine Niedecker (FoLN) present the first in a biannual series of North Central virtual readings on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 5pm CST. Our inaugural readers will be Shannon Tharp (Denver, CO) and Noah Zanella (Chicago, IL). 

Shannon Tharp is the author of The Cost of Walking (Skysill Press, 2011) and Vertigo in Spring (The Cultural Society, 2013). She’s also co-editor with Sommer Browning of Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel: Innovative Meditations on Librarianship (Library Juice Press, 2018). Her poems and essays have appeared in Blazing Stadium, The Brooklyn Rail, Coldfront Magazine, The RS 500, SALT, Typo, and The Volta, among others. She lives in Denver, where she’s a librarian at the University of Denver.

Noah Zanella is a Chicago based writer and musician. He works as a professor at Carthage College, an editor at MASKS literary magazine, and a teaching artist at Hugo House. He’s also a cofounder of Gourd magazine, which will be releasing its first issue in the fall. He credits Lorine Niedecker‘s writing with teaching him how to write poems, and he reads her collected work every summer.

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North Central: A Virtual Reading Series presented by Friends of Lorine Niedecker

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