R216. Under-the-Radar Trends in Contemporary American Poetry
Thursday, February 27, 2014
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
David Roderick’s first book of poems, Blue Colonial, won of the APR/Honickman Prize. His next book, The Americans, will be published in the fall of 2014. He teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the poetry collection A Larger Country, winner of the APR/Honickman Prize. He is co-editor with Mari L’Esperance of the anthology, Coming Close: 40 Essays on Philip Levine. He teaches literature and writing at Texas State University.
Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale. Her awards include a Stegner Fellowship, Diane Middlebrook Fellowship, Colgate University’s O’Connor Fellowship, The Gilman School’s Tickner Fellowship, and a Discovery / The Nation prize. She is the 2014 Mary Wood Fellow at Washington College.
Paul Otremba is the author of The Currency and the forthcoming Pax Americana. His poems, reviews, and criticism have appeared in New England Review, the Kenyon Review, Witness, Houston Chronicle, The Washington Post, and American Poets in the 21st Century. He teaches at Rice University.
Rachel Richardson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford. She is the author of Copperhead, a poetry collection, and is currently the Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC Chapel Hill.