MFA Reading Series ft. Ivy Braxton Harrington, Isabel Boutiette, Camille Lendor, Noah Loveless, and Oli Peters


Location: 232 Decio English Commons (View on map )

Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on Wednesday, October 18th. Readers include Ivy Braxton Harrington, Isabel Boutiette, Camille Lendor, Noah Loveless, and Oli Peters.

Ivy Braxton Harrington grew up in Richmond, Virginia with a fondness for her family’s roots in Baltimore. Her poetry developed out of her childhood connection to nature and sunlight. She explores the nuance of their intermingling and tries parsing out the scenes of the natural world. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University, completing a research thesis that combined the areas of her two majors, Linguistics and Literature. Recently, she has been finding richness in the works of Seamus Heaney and owes her love and appreciation of meter and rhyme to Dickinson, Housman, and Frost.

Isabel Boutiette is a poet paying close attention to her dreams and the landscapes they unravel within. She is interested in glitches, cyber ecologies, anthropogenic horror, and mediumship. Sometimes, she uses Photoshop to render celestial bodies. She has lived in San Francisco, Madrid, and Seattle, where for a few years she worked at Wave Books.

Camille Lendor is a writer from Toronto. Her work has appeared in Canadian Literature, PRISM international, The Malahat Review, and Stellium Literary Magazine, among other publications. She is an Assistant Editor of Action Books.

Noah Loveless is an MFA candidate in poetry from Maine. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine in 2020 with degrees in English and Philosophy. His work benefits from the merging of these fields, using poetry as a unique means of understanding and asking questions about topics like experience, self, and memory. During his undergraduate career he won UMaine's Grenfell Prize for a portfolio of poems and he received a McGillicuddy Humanities Fellowship which he used to research the philosophy of Walter Benjamin. He is further interested in the wide field of language and the depth and dynamism of words. He lives in South Bend with his partner and two cats and likes to bake. He is an Assistant Editor of Action Books.

Oli Peters attempts to weird the word while writing about corporeal and corporate weirdness. She received her BA from the University of Iowa. She is based in the Midwest. She is a Sparks Editorial Assistant for Notre Dame Review