Readings followed by book signing and reception.
Averill Curdy is the author of Song & Error (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2013), named one of the 10 best books of poetry for the year by Slate. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared widely in both England and the US. She recently spent a year in Istanbul as a Senior Research Fellow of the Fulbright Foundation, and is also the recipient of fellowships the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Illinois State Arts Council. She lives in Chicago and teaches literature and creative writing at Northwestern University.
V. Penelope Pelizzon’s second poetry collection, Whose Flesh is Flame, Whose Bone Is Time, was published in 2014 (Waywiser Press). Her first book, Nostos (Ohio University Press, 2000), won the Hollis Summers Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. She is also the co-author of Tabloid, Inc: Crimes, Newspapers, Narratives (Ohio State University Press, 2010) a study of the relations among American sensation journalism, photography, and film from 1927-1958. Pelizzon’s awards include a 2012 Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, the 2012 Center for Book Arts chapbook award, a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, and the “Discovery”/ The Nation Award.