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Chelsea Woodard & Elizabeth Powell | Poetry Reading

Poets Chelsea Woodard (pictured left) and Elizabeth Powell will read selections from their latest collections during a night of poetry at the Norwich Bookstore.

Woodard will read from Solitary Bee, her follow-up collection to VellumWoodard 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 Circumstanceswinner 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.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Call (802) 649-1114 or email to reserve a seat.


Event date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore
291 Main St.
Norwich, VT
Solitary Bee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939574183
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Measure Press Inc. - October 1st, 2016

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.

Willy Loman's Reckless Daughter or Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934695494
Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)
Published: Anhinga Press - September 10th, 2016

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.