Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Marty Cain and Destiny Hemphill


Location: 232 Decio English Commons (View on map )

Action Books

Join us for an evening of Action Books book launches: Destiny Hemphill's debut poetry collection motherworld: a devotional for the alter-life and Marty Cain's The Prelude.

Marty Cain is a poet from Vermont. He is the author of Kids of the Black Hole (2017) and The Wound Is (Not) Real: A Memoir (2022), both from Trembling Pillow Press, as well as a chapbook, Four Essays (Tammy, 2019). His individual works appear in Best American Experimental Writing 2020, Fence, Poetry Daily, Denver Quarterly, Sink Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Mississippi and a PhD from Cornell University, where he wrote a dissertation on rural poetic community. He is currently a postdoc within the Humanities Scholars Program at Cornell, and lives with his spouse and daughter in Ithaca, New York.

Destiny Hemphill (she/her) is a ritual worker and poet based in Durham, NC. A recipient of fellowships from Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, Callaloo, Tin House, and Kenyon’s Writers Workshop, she is the author of the poetry chapbook Oracle: a Cosmology (Honeysuckle Press, 2018).