R288. A Reading by 2016 Guggenheim Fellows in Poetry

Room 202A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. These recipients from the class of 2016 showcase the geographic, cultural, and aesthetic diversity of the latest fellows in poetry.



Beth Bachmann is the author of two collections of poetry, Temper, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Do Not Rise, winner of the PSA Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. Each fall, she teaches in the MFA program at Vanderbilt University.

Rick Barot has published three volumes of poetry: The Darker Fall, Want, and Chord. He directs The Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and he is the poetry editor of New England Review.

Deborah Landau is the author of The Uses of the Body, The Last Usable Hour, and Orchidelirium. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, The Best American Poetry, and The New York Times, and she was awarded a Guggeheim Fellowship. She directs the creative writing program at NYU.

Jericho Brown wrote Please, which won the American Book Award, and The New Testament, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. He is a Guggenheim fellow and an associate professor at Emory University.


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