Join poets Carolyne Wright and Gary Copeland Lilley for a reading at Peninsula College’s January 27 Studium Generale.
Wright's new book is Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021). Her previous book is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem won a Pushcart Prize and also appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009. Her ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse, 2015), received ten Pushcart Prize nominations. Wright has five earlier books of poetry, a volume of essays, and five award-winning volumes in translation from Spanish and Bengali. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, she teaches for Seattle’s Richard Hugo House and for literary conferences and festivals nationwide. She lived in Chile and traveled in Brazil on a Fulbright Grant; and she returned to Brazil in 2018 on an Instituto Sacatar artist’s residency in Bahia. She has also received NEA and 4Culture grants, and a Fulbright Scholar Award she received in 2020 will take her back to Bahia after the CoVid-19 pandemic subsides in Brazil.
Gary Copeland Lilley has recently been named Artistic Curator for The Centrum Writers Conference. He is author of eight books of poetry, the most recent being The Bushman’s Medicine Show (Lost Horse Press, 2017), and a chapbook, The Hog Killing (Blue Horse Press, 2018). He is originally from North Carolina and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. He has received the DC Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and is published in numerous anthologies and journals, including The Best American Poetry 2014, Willow Springs, The Swamp, Waxwing, Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, and African American Review. He is a Cave Canem Fellow.
This online opportunity is free and open to the public and will begin at 12:30 pm. This program is made possible in partnership with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Join the Zoom meeting at https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/82278252780, Meeting ID: 822 7825 2780.
For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at firstname.lastname@example.org.