Writers-in-Residence Sunday Readings: Ralph Black and Jack Wang
Prior to their Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops, the week’s poet- and prose writer-in-residence give public readings of their work, followed by Q-and-A. Week Nine's writers in residence are Ralph Black and Jack Wang. More information on Writers’ Center workshops available at learn.chq.org. Ralph Black’s first collection of poetry, Turning Over the Earth, was published by Milkweed Editions. He is also the author of the chapbook, The Apple Psalms. The recipient of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize from The Massachusetts Review and the Chelsea Poetry Prize, his poems have appeared in such journals as The Georgia and Gettysburg Reviews, Orion, West Branch, and AGNI. His most recent collection, Bloom and Laceration, won the Hopper Poetry Prize from Green Writers Press. He teaches English and creative writing at SUNY Brockport. Jack Wang is the author of We Two Alone, a collection of short stories and a novella. His fiction has been longlisted for the Journey Prize and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In 2014-15, he held the David T. K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He teaches writing at Ithaca College.