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Creative Writing Student Presentation: Ángel García and Gabriel Houck

New Poetry and Fiction from the Nebraska Creative Writing Program

Date: Time: 5:00 pm
Andrews Hall Room: Bailey Library
Additional Info: ANDR
Contact: Department of English, (402) 472-3191
New poetry and fiction from UNL creative writing Ph.D. students: Ángel García reads from his new book of poetry, “Teeth Never Sleep” (recipient of the 2018 CantoMundo Poetry Prize, published by Arkansas Press); Gabriel Houck reads from “You or a Loved One,” a collection of stories.

García, the son of Mexican immigrants, was born in Texas and raised in Southern California. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Huizache, among others.

Originally from New Orleans, Houck has earned Master of Fine Arts degrees from the California Institute of the Arts and the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, and a doctorate in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he is currently a lecturer in the Department of English. His first collection, “You or a Loved One,” won the 2017 Orison Fiction Prize, and was published by Orison Books. His short stories, “The Dot Matrix” and “When the Time Came,” were selected as distinguished stories in the 2017 and 2015 editions of The Best American Short Stories, respectively. Other stories from his collection have won Mid American Review’s 2014 Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, earned 2nd place in the Glimmer Train 2016 New Writer Awards, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and earned finalist honors in StoryQuarterly’s Fiction Prize, among others. Gabriel’s fiction appears in Glimmer Train, The Sewanee Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Mid American Review, Western Humanities Review, New Delta Review, Grist, PANK, Moon City Review, Fourteen Hills, Bayou, Fiction Southeast, Psychopomp, Lunch Ticket, Sequestrum, The Cimarron Review, and The Pinch.

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