A Winter Night of Poetry

an online reading with Jessica Murray, Molly Kugel, Amber Adams, and Phoebe Reeves

Hosted by Milk and Cake Press

Moderated by Jenny Molberg

January 21st, 5 MST/7 EST

Details and Zoom link: https://fb.me/e/3RrgvFTIH

Amber Adams is a poet and counselor living in Longmont, Colorado. Her debut collection, Becoming Ribbons (Unicorn Press, 2022), was a finalist for the X.J. Kennedy Prize and semifinalist for the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. She received her MA in Literary Studies from the University of Denver, and her MA in Counseling from Regis University. Her writing has appeared in Narrative, Witness Magazine, 32 Poems, Birmingham Poetry Review, War Literature and the Arts Journal, Porter House Review and elsewhere. She served in the United States Army Reserves and served one tour of duty under Operation Iraqi Freedom. 




Jessica Murray’s poems have appeared in journals including Birmingham Poetry ReviewThe BoilerBooth, Cherry TreeThe Cortland ReviewCream City Review, Free State ReviewHampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and Memorious. A Best New Poets and Pushcart nominee, she lives in Austin, Texas. Her poetry manuscript Breakfast in Fur was released by Galileo Press in September 2022 and was a finalist for Black Spring Press’s Bottom Drawer Global Writing Prize 2020. She is a graduate of UNT’s creative writing PhD program. Murrayjessica.com.



Molly Kugel is the author of Groundcover (Tolsun Books, 2022), as well as the chapbooks The Forest of the Suburbs (Five Oaks, 2015) and fo gheasaibh: poems of Rachel Carson (dancing girl press, forthcoming 2023).  Her poems have appeared most recently or are forthcoming in Bennington Review, Calyx, Josephine Quarterly, Mid-American Review, Cider Press Review, and Plant-Human Quarterly. She completed her PhD in Literary Studies at the University of Denver, and she is the Ecology Editor for Cordella Magazine.

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Phoebe Reeves earned her MFA in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and now is Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. She has three chapbooks of poetry, most recently The Flame of Her Will (Milk & Cake). Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Phoebe, Grist,
Forklift OH, and The Chattahoochee Review, and she has been awarded fellowships by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband Don Peteroy, amidst her unruly urban garden.

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Jenny Molberg is the author of three poetry collections: Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017), Refusal (LSU Press, 2020), and The Court of No Record (LSU Press, 2023). She edited the Unsung Masters book, Adelaide Crapsey: On the Life & Work of an American Master. She has received fellowships and scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Longleaf Writers Conference. Her poems and essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in PloughsharesVIDAThe Missouri ReviewThe RumpusThe Adroit JournalOprah Quarterly, and other publications. She is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and co-edits Pleiades: Literature in Context



Kim Jacobs-Beck is a poet and a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. Born and raised just outside Detroit, she now lives in Hamilton, Ohio, somewhere between Cincinnati and Dayton. She studied English literature and creative writing at Beloit College, has an MA in literature from the University of Delaware, and an MFA in Poetry and a PhD in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature from Miami University (Ohio). Kim directs Milk & Cake Press. She enjoys reviewing poetry collections for her fellow poets. Catch up with her at her homepage