Featuring: Kathryn Kysar, Patricia Smith, Martha Collins, Cynthia Hogue, Lois Roma-Deeley, and Keli Stewart
At tonight’s event, poets from the AWP Women’s Caucus will read from their work. Kathryn Kysar is the author of two books of poetry, Dark Lake and Pretend the World, and editor of Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers. Patricia Smith is author of six poetry volumes, including Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, and Teahouse of the Almighty, a National Poetry Series selection. Her latest book, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, debuts at AWP. Also author of six volumes of poetry, most recently, White Papers, and a book-length poem, Blue Font, Martha Collins has also co-published two collections of co-translated Vietnamese poetry. Cynthia Hogue has published seven volumes of poetry, most recently The Incongnito Body (2006) and Or Consequence and When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina (co-authored with photographer Rebecca Ross), both published in 2010. Lois Roma-Deeley’s most recent book of poetry is High Notes, which was a finalist for the 2011 Paterson Poetry Prize. Keli Stewart’s stories, plays, and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous literary journals. In 2010, she received the first place Gwendolyn Brooks poetry award, chosen by the Illinois poet laureate. She has recently completed her debut poetry collection.