Woodard will read from Solitary Bee, her follow-up collection to Vellum. Woodard received her MFA from the Johns Hopkins University and her PhD from the University of North Texas. She earned a BA in Visual Arts and English from Union College. Her poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Southwest Review, Best New Poets, Blackbird, 32 Poems and other journals. She currently lives and teaches in New Hampshire.
Elizabeth Powell will read from Willy Loman's Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances, winner of the 2015 Anhinga Robert Dana Prize, selected by Maureen Seaton. Powell is the author of The Republic of Self, which was awarded the 2001 New Issues Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2013, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She is Editor of Green Mountains Review, and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Johnson State College. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Vermont College of Fine Arts Editing and Publishing MFA. She lives in Vermont.
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In Solitary Bee, poet Chelsea Woodard uses deft language and imagery to create vivid moments. Though many of the poems are reflective and play on past incidents in her life, the writing is clear: this is not sepia-toned nostalgia.
Poetry. 2015 Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry. "Elizabeth Powell's theatrical book of poems plays out against the backdrop of Arthur Miller's signature play, which is at once a guidepost and a foil for this drama of the self, this poetic meditation on the intermixed American family.