S285. Not an Island: The Place of Literary Citizenship in the Writer’s Life
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Melissa Studdard is the author of the poetry collection I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, the middle-grade novel Six Weeks to Yehidah, and more. She is the executive producer and host of VIDA Voices & Views and a vice president for the Women's Caucus.
Christopher Soto is the author of Sad Girl Poems and the editor of Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color. In 2017, he was awarded The Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism by Split This Rock. He cofounded the Undocupoets.
Gregory Pardlo's collection Digest won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He has received Guggenheim, NEA, and NYFA fellowships. His essay collection, Air Traffic is forthcoming. He teaches in the Rutgers-Camden MFA Program.
Pam Uschuk's six books include Crazy Love and Blood Flower. Translated into twelve languages. Prizes include American Book Award, Best of the Web, and Dorothy Daniels Writing Award from Nat. League of American PEN Women. She is finishing The Book Of Healers Healing: An Odyssey Through Ovarian Cancer.
Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novel The Book of Joan and and the bestselling novel The Small Backs of Children, as well as the the anti-memoir The Chronology of Water. She founded the Corporeal Writing Workshops.