Four award-winning poets - Patricia Smith, Beth Bachmann, David Tomas Martinez and Matthew Olzmann, celebrate new books that agitate, resist and ignite the new mania. In a nation in crisis, join us for strength, solidarity and blowout! Drink, think, love and rage with us!
Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets and Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist. She is a Guggenheim fellow, a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient, a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize and a four-time individual National Poetry Slam champion. http://www.wordwoman.ws Photo: Peter Dressel
Beth Bachmann is a recent Guggenheim Fellow and the author of two books from Pitt Poetry Series: Temper, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Do Not Rise, winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. Each fall, she serves as Writer in Residence in the MFA program at Vanderbilt University. www.bethbachmann.com Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
David Tomas Martinez is a CantoMundo fellow and recipient of a 2017 NEA fellowship, the Pushcart Prize and the Verlaine Poetry Prize. His debut collection of poetry, Hustle (2014, Sarabande Books) received the New England Book Festival's prize in poetry and the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award. http://davidtomasmartinez.com Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Matthew Olzmann is the author of Contradictions in the Design and Mezzanines (Alice James Books), winner of the 2011 Kundiman Poetry Prize. He teaches at Warren Wilson College and lives in North Carolina with his wife, the poet Vievee Francis. https://matthewolzmann.com
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