Writers-at-Work Poetry Reading Series 2021-22

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Kathryn Neurnberger

Oct 13, 2021 02:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Kathryn Nuernberger is an essayist and poet who writes about the history of science and ideas, renegade women, plant medicines, and witches. Her latest book is The Witch of Eye, which is about witches and witch trials. She is also the author of the poetry collections, RUE, The End of Pink and Rag & Bone, as well as a collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past. Her awards include the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets, an NEA fellowship, and notable essays in the Best American series. She teaches poetry and nonfiction for the MFA program at University of Minnesota.

 

Diane Seuss

Nov 3, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Diane Seuss is the author of frank: sonnets, Still Life With Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Four-Legged Girl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, winner of the Juniper Prize. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and Washington University, St. Louis. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2020 and the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2021. She lives in Michigan.

 

Jane Wong

Jan 27, 2022 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Jane Wong is the author of How to Not Be Afraid of Everything and Overpour. She holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. The recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist award for Washington artists, her first solo art show “After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly” was exhibited at the Frye Art Museum in 2019. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

 

Donika Kelly

Feb 17, 2022  02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Donika Kelly is the author of The Renunciations and Bestiary, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The collection was also long listed for the National Book Award and was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award and a Lambda Literary Award. A Cave Canem graduate fellow and member of the collective Poets at the End of the World, Donika has also received a Lannan Residency Fellowship and a summer workshop fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic online, The Paris Review, and Foglifter. She currently lives in Iowa City and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches creative writing.

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