Bruce Bond, Anne Kaier and Mary Kudenov
March 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AKDT
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Bruce Bond is the author of twenty-eight books including, most recently, Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (E. Phillabaum Award, LSU, 2017), Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Prize, Elixir Press, 2018), Frankenstein’s Children (Lost Horse, 2018), Dear Reader (Parlor, 2018), Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019), Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU, 2019), Scar (Etruscan, 2020), Behemoth (New Criterion Prize, Criterion Books, 2020), The Calling (Parlor, 2021), Patmos (Juniper Prize, UMass, 2021), Liberation of Dissonance (Nicholas Schaffner Award for Literature in Music, Schaffner Press, 2022), Choreomania (MadHat, 2022), and Invention of the Wilderness (LSU, 2022). His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Alaska Quarterly Review and seven editions of The Best American Poetry. He is Regents Emeritus Professor of English at the University of North Texas.
Anne Kaier’s essays appear in About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times, 1966journal, The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Kenyon Review. Her essay “Maple Lane” that originally appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review was cited as a Notable in the 2014 edition of Best American Essays. Her memoir, Home with Henry, is out from PS Books. Her poetry appears in Beauty Is a Verb: An Anthology of Poetry, Poetics, and Disability. She has been a Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Mary Kudenov is the author of Threadbare: Class and Crime in Urban Alaska (University of Alaska Press, 2017). Threadbare was also selected as a University of Alaska and Alaska Pacific University Book of the Year in 2019 for its portrayal of community resilience. Kudenov’s essay “A History of Smoking” was cited as a Notable Essay of 2016 in The Best American Essays series. Her first published essay debuted in Alaska Quarterly Review and subsequent essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, Chautauqua, The Southampton Review, bioStories, among others.