A Trio of Wesleyan Poets

Bookfair Stage, Sponsored by the Dramatists Guild, Exhibit Hall 1 & 2, Summit Building
Thursday, March 9, 2023
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


Three poets of varied aesthetics read new work, with an emphasis on their relationships with the natural world and climate change as experienced through the lens of their different life experiences. Their work contemplates living on the land we now know as the United States—the altered landscape, the ongoing politics of extractive colonialism, and how the two are in inextricably linked.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Trio-Reading-Outline.pdf



Stephanie Elliott Prieto is the publicist / web manager at Wesleyan UP. She served on the Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee of AUPresses (2020–2022).

Kerri Webster is the author of Lapis (Wesleyan University Press, 2022), The Trailhead (Wesleyan, 2018), Grand & Arsenal (University of Iowa, 2012), and We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone (University of Georgia, 2005). She teaches at Boise State University.

Brenda Hillman has written eleven books of poetry, including Extra Hidden Life, among the Days and In a Few Minutes Before Later (2022). She is a Chancellor Emerita at the Academy of American Poets, teaches at St. Mary’s College of California and directs Poetry Week at Community of Writers.

Abigail Chabitnoy is the author of How to Dress a Fish, winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Poetry and shortlisted for the 2020 Griffin Prize for Poetry. She is a mentor at the Institute of American Indian Arts and assistant professor at UMass Amherst.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center