Ellen Bass, Anne Coray & Alison Hawthorne Deming
April 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AKDT
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Ellen Bass is the author of seven poetry collections. Her most recent is Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). With Florence Howe she coedited the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks! (Doubleday, 1973) and cowrote the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal (HarperCollins, 1988, 2008). Among her awards are Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, three Pushcart Prizes, and The Lambda Literary Award. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass founded poetry workshops at Salinas Valley State Prison and Santa Cruz, California, jails, and teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University.
Anne Coray’s debut novel Lost Mountain is published with West Margin Press. She is the author of three poetry collections (Bone Strings, A Measure’s Hush, Violet Transparent) and coeditor of Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment. Her work has appeared in the Southern Review, Northwest Review, Poetry, North American Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. The recipient of fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation, she divides her time between Homer and her birthplace on remote Lake Clark in southwest Alaska.
Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent books include Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit and the poetry collection Stairway to Heaven. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and Walt Whitman Award, she is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona. She lives in Tucson and on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Her new nonfiction book, A Woven World: On Fashion, Fishermen, and the Sardine Dress, (Counterpoint Press, August 2021).