F218. Building Communities Through Poetry: A Celebration of America's Favorite Poem Project
Friday, February 28, 2014
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Maggie Dietz is author of Perennial Fall, which won New Hampshire’s Jane Kenyon Award, and former director of the Favorite Poem Project. Her awards include fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the NH State Council on the Arts. She teaches at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Chris Higashi directs Seattle Reads, literary events, Washington State book awards, and a weekly poetry group for Washington Center for the Book/Seattle Public Library. She co-directed Seattle's Favorite Poems. A former board member of Copper Canyon Press, she now serves on the KUOW Public Radio board.
Robert Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project during the first of his three terms as United States Poet Laureate. His recent publications are his Selected Poems and PoemJazz, a CD with pianist Laurence Hobgood. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Boston University.
Tree Swenson is executive director of Richard Hugo House in Seattle. She was previously executive director of the Academy of American Poets. A former AWP board president, her work in the literary arts began with co-founding Copper Canyon Press, where she was the publisher and director for twenty years.