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Sheltering in Stanzas: An Evening of Poetry & the Arts

Mar 4, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

B.K. Fischer
Westchester County Poet Laureate
B.K. Fischer is the author of Ceive, forthcoming from BOA Editions, and four previous collections of poetry—Radioapocrypha (2018), My Lover’s Discourse (2018), St. Rage’s Vault (2013), and Mutiny Gallery (2011). She is also the author of a critical study, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (2006). Her poems and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, The Nation, Poetry Northwest, Boston Review, Jacket2, FIELD, WSQ, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, Los Angeles Review of Books, Modern Language Studies and elsewhere. She holds a BA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, and a PhD in English and American Literature from New York University. A former poetry editor of Boston Review, she teaches in the School of the Arts at Columbia University. She lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, with her husband and three children, and is currently the poet laureate of Westchester County.
Iain Haley Pollock
Iain Haley Pollock is author of two poetry collections, Ghost, Like a Place (Alice James Books, 2018), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and Spit Back a Boy (U. of Georgia Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Individual poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Baffler, and The New York Times Magazine. An Ossining resident, Pollock serves as English Department Chair at Rye Country Day School and is a member of the poetry faculty at the Solstice MFA program of Pine Manor College. He also curates the Kitchen Table Series, a regular online poetry reading, and serves on the editorial board for Slapering Hol Press. Photo Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Additional Speakers
Westchester County Youth Poet Laureate, Danielle Kohn. Poet Laureate Finalists, Robin Dellabough, Eric Odynocki, Loretta Oleck and Rachel M. Simon will be joined by Ivan Calaff who will be reading on behalf of Rehabilitation Through the Arts writers.