Pegasus Reading Series: Chan, Clifton, Granata, Yanowski

Join Mag Gabbert and Sebastian Paramo as they host four writers for this month’s Pegasus Reading Series!

Named Best Poetry Night by the Dallas Observer in 2015!

Dorothy Chan is the author of Chinese Girl Strikes Back (Spork Press, forthcoming), Revenge of the Asian Woman (Diode Editions, March 2019), Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, 2018), and the chapbook Chinatown Sonnets (New Delta Review, 2017). She is a 2019 recipient of the Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing from Cornell University, a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets, The Cincinnati Review, Quarterly West, The Offing, and elsewhere. Chan is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Poetry Editor of Hobart. Chan received her PhD in poetry at Florida State University, her MFA in poetry at Arizona State University, and her BA in English (cum laude) with a minor in History of Art at Cornell University.

Brian Clifton is a PhD. student at the University of North Texas. His work can be found in: Pleiades, Guernica, Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, Prairie Schooner, The Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, and other magazines. He is an avid record collector and curator of curiosities.

Vince Granata is a nonfiction writer from New Haven, Connecticut. Most of his writing concerns mental health care and his family’s experience of serious mental illness. His writing has recently appeared in Fourth Genre, The Massachusetts Review, and The Chattahoochee Review, and has been recognized in Best American Essays. He has received support from The MacDowell Colony, The Ucross Foundation, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His memoir, Everything Is Fine, will be published by Atria Books in September, 2020. He’s recently moved to Denton where he’s a first year PhD candidate in creative writing.

Amanda Yanowski’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, The Carolina Quarterly, South Dakota Review, Essay Daily, and elsewhere. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of North Texas, and is Assistant Nonfiction Editor for The Boiler. Originally from central Minnesota, she currently lives in Texas where she works as a writer, editor, and communications specialist for the philanthropic arm of a university.


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