Fiction and Poetry Readings

Friday, February 23, 2018

Engleman Hall - Room D253

Rachel Furey (fiction) and Jason Labbe (poetry) will read from their work.

Furey is an assistant professor of creative writing at Southern. She earned her Ph.D. from Texas Tech. She is a winner of Sycamore Review's Wabash Prize for Fiction and Hunger Mountain's Katherine Paterson Prize. Her work has also appeared in One Teen Story, Crab Orchard Review, Cicada, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and Chautauqua. She recently won Briar Cliff Review's prize for nonfiction.

Labbe was born in New Britain, Conn., and raised by a machinist and a waitress. He earned his BA from Southern, where he now teaches, and his MFA from the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow. Labbe is the author of a full-length collection of poetry, Spleen Elegy (2017), and a handful of chapbooks, including Blackwash Canal (2011) and Dear Photographer (2009). His poems, reviews, and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Boston Review, A Public Space, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Indiana Review, American Book Review, Gulf Coast, Washington Square, Sentence, Gulf Coast, and many others. Also a drummer and recording engineer, he has worked with many artists in New England and New York City.


Engleman Hall - Room D253
Fitch Street
New Haven, CT 06515


Tim Parrish