R132. Writing Beyond the Gate: Reaching Voices from Outside the Academy
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Julia Bouwsma is the author of two poetry collections, Midden and Work by Bloodlight. She serves as book review editor for Connotation Press: An Online Artifact and library director for Webster Library in Kingfield, Maine.
Michelle Peñaloza is the author of Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, winner the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk National Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks, landscape/heartbreak, and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes.
Nikki Zielinski’s poems appear in Best New Poets, Cincinnati Review, Ecotone, Vinyl, and PANK. Since earning an MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon, she has received residencies from Djerassi, Vermont Studio Center, and the Rasmuson Foundation, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.
Cynthia Dewi Oka is author of two books of poems, Salvage and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has received the Fifth Wednesday Journal Editor's Prize in Poetry, and grants from the Leeway Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and VONA. She studies poetry at Warren Wilson.