Café Muse featuring poets Tommye Blount and Molly Spencer

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The Word Works and The Writer’s Center present Café Muse, featuring Tommye Blount and Molly Spencer! Come chat with other listeners while you listen to Michael C. Davis playing the guitar before the featured readers begin at 7:30pm. Registration is free. To do so go to

TOMMYE BLOUNT is the author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Four Way Books, 2020) and What Are We Not For (Bull City Press, 2016). A Cave Canem alumnus and graduate from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers, Blount has been the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kresge Arts in Detroit and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His work has appeared in POETRYNinth LetterEcotoneNew England ReviewMagmaThird CoastIndiana ReviewTransition MagazineCherry Tree, The Offing, and elsewhere. He lives in Novi, MI.
MOLLY SPENCER is the author of If the House (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019), winner of the Brittingham Prize, and the forthcoming Relic and the Plum (Southern Illinois University Press, 2020), winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition. Recent work has appeared in BlackbirdFIELDNew England ReviewPloughshares, and Prairie Schooner. Her critical writing has appeared in the Colorado ReviewKenyon Review online, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Rumpus, where she is a poetry editor. She teaches at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of PublicPolicy.