R270. Whereas, Standoff, Cinder, Rapture: Graywolf Poets
Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Jeff Shotts is Executive Editor at Graywolf Press, where he acquires and edits poetry, creative nonfiction, literary criticism, and translation.
Susan Stewart is a poet, critic, and translator. She is the author of six books of poems: Yellow Stars and Ice, The Hive, The Forest, Columbarium, Red Rover, and Cinder: New and Selected Poems. A former MacArthur Fellow, she is Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities at Princeton.
David Rivard is the author of six books of poetry, including Standoff, Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, and Wise Poison, winner of the James Laughlin Prize. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, and the NEA, he teaches at the University of New Hampshire.
Sjohnna Bruce McCray is the winner of the 2015 Walt Whitman Award of The Academy of American Poets. His manuscript, Rapture, was selected by poet Tracy K. Smith. He is a graduate of Ohio University and received his MFA from the University of Virginia. He teaches in Savannah, Georgia.
Layli Long Soldier has a BFA from Institute of American Indian Arts and MFA from Bard College. Her poems appear in the American Poet, the American Reader, the Kenyon Review Online, PEN America, and the Brooklyn Rail. Recipient of NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Fellowship, and Whiting Award, her forthcoming book is Whereas.