Juliana Spahr

Friday Feb. 24, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Cochrane Auditorium, 102 Strickler Hall

Juliana Spahr is the author of five books of poetry, That Winter the Wolf Came (Commune Editions, 2015); Well Then There Now (Black Sparrow, 2011); This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (California, 2005); Fuck You—Aloha—I Love You (Wesleyan, 2001); and Response (Sun & Moon, 1996), winner of the National Poetry Series Award. She is also the author of Everybody’s Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (Alabama, 2001). She has co-edited a number of critical works and collections of poetics, including Poetry and Pedagogy: the Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006); American Women Poets in the Twenty-first Century: Where Lyric Meets Language (Wesleyan, 2002); A Poetics of Criticism (Leave Books, 1993); and Writing from the New Coast (O-blek, 1993). From 1993 to 2003, Spahr coedited the arts journal Chain, which she cofounded with Jena Osman. In 2009, she received the Hardison Poetry Prize awarded by the Folger Shakespeare Library; she has also received an ACLS fellowship, and a sequence of NEA awards for the publication of Chain. She is currently professor of English at Mills College, where she holds the Joan Danforth Professorship in the Arts, and is one of the three founding members of the small press collective Commune Editions.

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