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Elizabeth Bradfield, Sean Hill & Robert Wrigley
October 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT
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Elizabeth Bradfield is a writer, naturalist, and guide. She is the author of Toward Antarctica, Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work, and Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, Orion, and elsewhere.
Her honors include the Audre Lorde Prize from the Publishing Triangle, finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, a Stegner Fellowship, and a Bread Loaf Scholarship. Bradfield is also founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press and an Alaska Quarterly Review contributing editor.
Sean Hill was born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is the author of two poetry collections, Dangerous Goods, awarded the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, named one of the Ten Books All Georgians Should Read in 2015 by the Georgia Center for the Book. Hill’s poems and essays have appeared in Callaloo, Harvard Review, New England Review, Orion, Oxford American, Poetry, Tin House, and numerous other journals, and in over a dozen anthologies including Black Nature and Villanelles.
Hill has received numerous awards including fellowships from Cave Canem, the Region 2 Arts Council, the Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hill lives in Montana with his family and will be Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Montana for the 2020-2021 academic year. Hill is an Alaska Quartey Review contributing editor.
Robert Wrigley is the author of the poetry collections Beautiful Country; Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems; Lives of the Animals, Reign of Snakes, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award; In the Bank of Beautiful Sins, winner of the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award and Lenore Marshall Award finalist; What My Father Believed; Moon in a Mason Jar; and The Sinking of Clay City. His work has also been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review.
Wrigley’s awards and honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Idaho State Commission on the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry magazine, the Wagner Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Theodore Roethke Award from Poetry Northwest, and two Pushcart Prizes.