AGNI 79 Launch & Party: Megan Mayhew Bergman, Douglas Bauer, Beth Woodcome Platow, and Ilan Stavans

7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Contact Name:
William Pierce
Join us for a celebration of AGNI 79 with Megan Mayhew Bergman, Douglas Bauer, Beth Woodcome Platow, and Ilan Stavans! Megan Mayhew Bergman lives on a small farm in Vermont. Her collection Birds of a Lesser Paradise was a Barnes and Noble Discover Pick and an Indie Next Pick, and was selected as one of the Best Books of 2012 by The Huffington Post. She’s finishing a novel, is a justice of the peace for her town, and serves on the board of directors of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont. Douglas Bauer’s books include the memoir What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death, winner of a 2014 PEN New England Award, the novels Dexterity (Owl, 1999), The Very Air (Henry Holt, 1997), and The Book of Famous Iowans (Henry Holt, 1998), and the craft book The Stuff of Fiction (University of Michigan, 2007). His stories and essays have appeared in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Sports Illustrated, Tin House, AGNI, and many other magazines. Beth Woodcome Platow’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, AGNI Online, and elsewhere. She won the 2013 Beyond Baroque Poetry Prize, the Grolier Prize, and PEN/New England Discovery award. She teaches at Berklee College of Music and lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Ilan Stavans, Mexican-American essayist, translator, and cultural commentator, is the author of The Hispanic Condition, Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years, and many other books. Editor of The Poetry of Pablo Neruda and translator of Juan Rulfo’s The Plain in Flames, he has been called “the czar of Latino culture in the United States” (The New York Times) and “Latin America’s liveliest and boldest critic and most innovative cultural enthusiast” (The Washington Post). His translations of poet Raul Zurita will appear in the fall issue of AGNI.