Florida Writer's Circuit 2013-2014

Matt Batt


Matt Batt published his first memoir SUGARHOUSE: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into our Home Sweet Home through Houghton Mifflin Publishing in June of 2012. His work has appeared in Tin House, The Huffington Post, Mid-American Review, Fifth Wednesday, Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, Soundings East, The Isthmus, San Francisco Chronicle, Salt Lake Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine, and the anthology Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast. Batt teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He’s a graduate of Ohio State’s MFA program and the University of Utah’s Ph.D program in English and creative writing. Batt currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and son.


Spring 2014--East Coast Circuit

Monday 1/27: Edison College (Ft. Myers Campus)
Tuesday 1/28: Valencia College
Wednesday 1/29: College of Central Florida (Ocala campus)
Thursday 1/30: Flagler College


Fall 2013--West Coast Circuit


Monday 9/30: Eckerd College
Tuesday 10/1: University of Tampa
Wednesday 10/2:  St. Leo University
Thursday 10/4: University of South Florida
Friday 10/5: Interview on WMNF Radio

WMNF Interview of Matt Batt
Audio file from the October 4, 2013 appearance of Matt Batt and FLAC's Gianmarc Manzione on WMNF's Friday morning program, Art in Your Ear. Their interview begins toward the end of the show at the 39:
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Joe Millar


Joseph Millar’s newest collection is Blue Rust (2012) from Carnegie-Mellon. His first collection, Overtime (2001) was finalist for the Oregon Book Award and a second collection, Fortune, appeared in 2007.His poems—stark, clean, unsparing—record the narrative of a life fully lived among fathers, sons, brothers, daughters, weddings and divorces, men and women. His work has won fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Pushcart Prize. Poems have appeared in such magazines as DoubleTake, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, APR, and Ploughshares.

Spring 2014--West Coast Circuit

Monday 1/27: Eckerd College
Tuesday 1/28: University of Tampa
Wednesday 1/29: St. Leo University
Thursday 1/30: University of South Florida
Friday 1/31: Interview on WMNF Radio


Fall 2013--East Coast Circuit
Monday 9/30: Edison State College (Charlotte Campus, Punta Gorda)
Tuesday 10/1: Valencia College
Wednesday 10/2: College of Central Florida (Ocala campus)
Thursday 10/3: Flagler College

Anna Ross

Anna Ross’s 2012 award-winning book If a Storm, received the Anhinga Prize for Poetry.  Her chapbook, Hawk Weather, won the 2008 New Women’s Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press and the 2009 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as The Paris Review, The New Republic, Southwest Review, AGNI Online, Salamander, and Barrow Street.  Her translations have appeared in Rattapallax and Poetry Wales, and she has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Grub Street, Inc., Fishtrap, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Anna also writes and is a contributing poetry editor for Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics. She holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University.She teaches writing and poetry at Boston University and Grub Street, Inc.

Tour Dates


Tuesday, Nov. 5th:  Univ. of Tampa  


Wednesday, Nov. 6th:  Eckerd College  


Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7th and 8th:  Flagler College, and the Other Words Conference