R257. Wesleyan University Press Poetry Reading
Thursday, March 8, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Sarah Blake is the author of Mr. West and Let's Not Live on Earth. An illustrated workbook accompanies her chapbook, Named After Death. She was awarded a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2013. She is cofounder of Submittrs and The Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration.
Evie Shockley—author of the new black and semiautomatic (and other poetry books), as well as Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (criticism)—is creative writing editor for Feminist Studies and associate professor of English at Rutgers University.
Kazim Ali is a poet, translator, essayist, and fiction writer. His books include Sky Ward, Bright Felon, and Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence. He is associate professor of creative writing and comparative literature at Oberlin College.
Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Practical Water, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, and Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days, and has cotranslated At Your Feet by Ana Cristina Cesar. Hillman is the Filippi Professor of Poetry at St. Mary’s College of California.
Kerri Webster teaches at Boise State University. She is the author of The Trailhead, Grand & Arsenal, and We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone.