You are invited to join us this Thursday (March 6) at 6 p.m. when the editors of the Pacific Review will host a reading by poets Julie Carr and Gillian Conoley in Pfau Library Special Collections (4th floor – PL4005).
Poet Julie Carr is a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the publisher, along with her husband, Tim Roberts, of Counterpath Press. Her first collection of poetry, Mead: An Epithalamion (University of Georgia Press, 2004) was selected by Cole Swensen for the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize. Her other collections include Sarah — of Fragments and Lines (Coffee House Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series winner; 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2010), selected by Rae Armantrout for the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize; and Equivocal (Alice James Books, 2007). Her study of Victorian poetry and poetics is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive.
Gillian Conoley is a professor and Poet-in-Residence at Sonoma State University and is the founder and editor of Volt Magazine. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Plot Genie, Profane Halo, Lovers in the Used World, and Tall Stranger, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Her new collection of poetry is Peace.
These poets are leading figures in American avant-garde poetry, as poets scholars, and editors. Their multiple books of poetry and prose are critically acclaimed and influential among the established as well as the younger generation of experimental writers. Their reading will be followed by an open mic.