F177A. Reinventing the Wheel: The Tradition of Innovation in Poetry
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Blas Falconer is poetry editor for The Los Angeles Review and teaches in the low-residency MFA at Murray State University. His third poetry collection, Forgive the Body this Failure, was published in 2018. Awards include an NEA Fellowship and the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange.
Kazim Ali is a poet, translator, essayist, and fiction writer. His books include Inquisition, Bright Felon, and Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies. He is associate professor of creative writing and comparative literature at Oberlin College.
Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet. She received a 2016–2017 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University and a 2015 Whiting Writer's Award in Poetry. She teaches at West Virginia University and in the Rainier Writing Workshop's MFA Program.
Traci Brimhall is the author of three collections of poetry: Saudade, Our Lady of the Ruins, and Rookery. A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, she is an Associate Professor at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.
Vandana Khanna is the author of two books of poetry: Train to Agra and Afternoon Masala as well as a chapbook, The Goddess Monologues. She is the copoetry editor of The Los Angeles Review.