Monday, October 3, 2011

when the feelings become all the feelings:

on Wednesday, October 12
Rusty Morrison & Elizabeth Robinson
@ 8pm

Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk


Rusty Morrison's -After Urgency- won Tupelo’s Dorset Prize (forthcoming 2012), -the true keeps calm biding its story- won Academy of American Poet’s James Laughlin Award, Northern California Book Award, Ahsahta’s Sawtooth Prize, the DiCastagnola Award from Poetry Society of America. -Whethering- won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. Book of the Given, has just been published by Noemi Press. Her essays and/or long reviews were (or soon will be) published in Colorado Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Evening Will Come, Poetry Flash, Verse, and in the anthologies One Word: Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love or Loathe (Sarabande 2010), Beauty is a Verb (Cinco Punto 2011). She’s Omnidawn’s co-publisher.

Elizabeth Robinson is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently: Three Novels (Omnidawn 2011). Her other recent books are The Orphan & its Relations (Fence Books) and Also Known As (Apogee Press). Robinson was educated at Bard College, Brown University, and the Pacific School of Religion. She has been a winner of the National Poetry Series for Pure Descent and the Fence Modern Poets Prize for Apprehend. The recipient of grants from the Fund for Poetry and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Robinson has also been a MacDowell Colony Fellow. Her work has been anthologized in the Best American Poetry (2002) and American Hybrid, along with many other anthologies. Robinson has taught at the University of San Francisco, the University of Colorado, Boulder, Naropa University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She co-edits EtherDome Chapbooks with Colleen Lookingbill and Instance Press with Beth Anderson and Laura Sims.

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