Is a poet born to write about—and repeat—only a few preoccupations?
Join fellow lovers of poetry and four accomplished poets—Jayne Benjulian, Malachi Black, Kerrin McCadden, and Owen Lewis—in spirited conversation about writing into, through, and about their obsessions.
MALACHI BLACK is the author of STORM TOWARD MORNING (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a Lannan Literary Selection, a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets Series. Black’s work has several times been set to music and has been featured in exhibitions both in the US and abroad, including recent and forthcoming translations into French, Dutch, Croatian, and Lithuanian. The current Amy Clampitt Fellow in Lenox, Massachusetts, Black is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of San Diego. http://
JAYNE BENJULIAN is the author of FIVE SEXTILLION ATOMS (Saddle Road Press, 2016). She is former director of new play development at Magic Theatre and chief speechwriter at Apple. Her poetry and essays appear in numerous literary and performance journals in the US and abroad. She was an Ossabaw Island Project Fellow; teaching fellow at Emory University; lecturer in the Graduate Program in Theater at San Francisco State University; and Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Lyon, France. A Berkshire resident, she is the founder of Berkshire Writers Project and Live Poets Society, a series of spirited conversations about the arts. http://
KERRIN MCCADDEN is the author of LANDSCAPE WITH PLYWOOD SILHOUETTES, and winner of both the 2015 Vermont Book Award and the 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award. Her poems appear widely in journals. She is associate director of The Frost Place’s Conference on Poetry and Teaching, and a teacher at Montpelier High School in Montpelier, Vermont, where she lives. http://kerrinmccadden.com/
OWEN LEWIS is the author of two collections of poetry, MARRIAGE MAP (finalist 2017 Rubery Book Award), SOMETIMES FULL OF DAYLIGHT, and two chapbooks, including BEST MAN (2016 Jean Pendrick Chapbook Award, New England Poetry Club). Recent honors include first prize in the 2016 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine and finalist for Nimrod’s 2017 Pablo Neruda Award. He is a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and teaches with the Narrative Medicine group. https://