Before becoming a poet, Brenda Coultas was a farmer, a carny, a taffy maker, a park ranger, a waitress in a disco ballroom, and the second woman welder in Firestone Steel's history. Her first book of poems, A Handmade Museum (Coffee House Press, 2003), won the Norma Farber Award from The Poetry Society of America and a Greenwall Fund publishing grant from the Academy of American Poets. She has lived in the East Village in NYC for the past ten years and she is currently a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellow.
The reading is free and open to the public.
The Zero-to-Sixty reading series showcases young
writers reading from recently published first or
second books of fiction and poetry. Past readers have
included Nick Flynn, Joshua Clover, Susan Steinberg,
and Matthea Harvey. The series is curated by Susan
Briante and sponsored by the University of Texas at
Austin English Department.
For more information about this and other upcoming
events, please contact:
English Department, Parlin 108
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712