R139. Which Comes First, Activism or Artist?
Thursday, February 9, 2017
10:30 am to 11:45 am
George Higgins is the author of a book of poetry, There, There. He is both a Holden and a Cave Canem fellow. He graduated from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Higgins has been published in Best American Poetry.
Martín Espada has published more than fifteen books. His new collection of poems is called Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. Other books of poems include The Trouble Ball, The Republic of Poetry, and Alabanza. His honors include the Shelley Memorial Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Eleanor Wilner has seven books of poems, most recently Tourist in Hell and The Girl with Bees in Her Hair, and a book on visionary imagination. A former MacArthur Foundation and NEA Fellow, a forty-year teaching veteran, she is a faculty member at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.