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Allyson Horton with Lauren Mallet and Megan Denton Ray

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Join Indianapolis poet Allyson Horton as she reads from her debut book of Poetry, Quick Fire.

Lauren Mallet and Megan Denton Ray will also read their poetry.

Allyson Horton graduated from Indiana University and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University. Her poetry has been published in the anthology Turn the Page and You Don’t Stop! Sharing Successful Chapters in Our Lives with Youth (Say It Loud! Readers and Writers Series) and also is featured in Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, The Indianapolis Review, It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop (Arcana Press) and most recently, Not Our President: New Directions from the Pushed Out, the Others, and the Clear Majority in Trump’s Stolen America (Third World Press Foundation). Her work also is featured in the new anthology Brilliant Flame (Third World Press Foundation), a collection of literature on the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka. She teaches and resides in Indiana.

Lauren Mallet was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania but currently lives in Lafayette, Indiana, where she earned her MFA and was the Assistant Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Tupelo Quarterly, Smartish Pace, RHINO Poetry, Barrow Street, Sou’wester, and elsewhere.

Megan Denton Ray, a Tennessee native, is currently a poet in the MFA program at Purdue University. She is the recipient of the 2016 National Society of Arts and Literature Chapter Career Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Sun, Salt Hill Journal, Cimarron Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Otis Nebula, Ruminate Magazine, and elsewhere.