Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Johannes Göransson and MFA Alum, Paul Cunningham


Location: Zoom conversation

Goransson Cunningham Poster Resized


This reading will be taking place via zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 2nd at 7:00 pm.

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here.


Johannes Göransson is the author of eight books as well as the translator of numerous books, including poetry by Aase Berg, Kim Yideum and Ann Jäderlund. He will be reading from his most recent book, POETRY AGAINST ALL, diary entries from the fall of 2013 when he stayed in Sweden working on another book (The Sugar Book, 2014). The entries deal with such topics as homesickness, the figure of the foreigner, the contamination of art and the unsettling power of the image.  He teaches creative writing at Notre Dame.

Paul Cunningham is the author of the bilingual poetry collection, The House of the Tree of Sores (Schism Press, 2020). His latest chapbook of poetry is The Inmost, forthcoming from Carrion Bloom Books in 2020. From the Swedish, he is the translator of Helena Österlund's Words (OOMPH! Press, 2019) and two chapbooks by Sara Tuss Efrik: Automanias (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2016) and The Night's Belly (Toad Press, 2016). His creative and critical work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day, Quarterly West, Bat City Review, DIAGRAM, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, and others. He is a managing editor of Action Books, founding editor of Deluge, co-editor of Radioactive Cloud, and co-curator of the Yumfactory Reading Series in Athens, GA. He is a PhD candidate in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, an invited member of the International Network for Comparative Studies, and he holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Notre Dame.