The W – E Poetry Reading — Sunday, March 14th

The W-E, West-East, Bicoastal Poets of the Pandemic and Beyond

SUNDAY, March 14, 2021 – 4 p.m.

GRACE BAUER — CAROL ELLIS — ERIN MURPHY — SANDY YANNONE

DATE: SUNDAY, March 14, 2021
TIME: 4 p.m. (West Coast DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME)

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GRACE BAUER’s latest collection is Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems (University of Nebraska Press, 2021). Previous books include: Mean/Time, The Women at the Well, Nowhere All At Once, Retreats & Recognitions, and Beholding Eye. She is also co-editor of the anthology Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. She is the Aaron Douglas Professor Emerita at the University of Nebraska, and facilitates workshops and manuscript consultations through Larksong Writers’ Group.

To buy Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems, please visit:

https://bookshop.org/books/unholy-heart-new-and-selected-poems/9781496225948

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CAROL ELLIS was born in Detroit, Michigan and lives in Portland, Oregon. She’s been around the academic block with her Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. In addition to two chapbooks: Hello (Two Plum Press, 2018), and I Want A Job (Finishing Line Press, 2014), a full-length collection Lost and Local won the 2019 Beyond Baroque’s Pacific Coast Poetry Series award. Her poems and essays are or will be published in anthologies and journals including ZYZZYVA, Comstock Review, The Cincinnati Review, Saranac Review, and Cider Press Review. In 2015 she spent time in Cuba writing a book and giving readings.

To buy Lost and Local, visit:

https://www.spdbooks.org/AdvancedSearch/DefaultWFilter.aspx?SearchTerm=lost+and+local

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ERIN MURPHY is the author or editor of eleven books, including Human Resources (forthcoming from Salmon Poetry) and Assisted Living (Brick Road Poetry Prize, 2018), a collection of demi-sonnets, a form she devised. Her most recent co-edited anthology, Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine (University of Nebraska Press, 2019), won the Foreword INDIES Gold Medal Book of the Year Award. Her awards include the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, the Foley Poetry Award, the National Writers’ Union Poetry Award judged by Donald Hall, a Best of the Net award judged by Patricia Smith, and The Normal School Poetry Prize judged by Nick Flynn. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Penn State Altoona. www.erin-murphy.com

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SANDRA YANNONE grew up in Old Saybrook, CT, where she daily viewed Long Island Sound from the end of her street. She published her debut collection, Boats for Women, in part about the Titanic disaster of 1912, with Salmon Poetry in 2019; Salmon will publish The Glass Studio in 2022. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in numerous print and online journals including Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Prairie Schooner, Women’s Review of Books, Impossible Archetype, and Lambda Literary Review. She also has written essays on the intersections between poetry and social justice for Olympia, WA’s Works in Progress. She hosts Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry on Facebook via Zoom on Sundays. Visit her at www.sandrayannone.com

To buy Boats for Women, visit:

https://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=488&a=331