Matthew Zapruder, Jill Osier & Dilruba Ahmed
January 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST
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Matthew Zapruder is a poet, editor, translator, and professor. He is the author most recently of Father’s Day and Why Poetry. His other collections of poetry include Sun Bear, Come On All You Ghosts, The Pajamaist, and American Linden. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in many publications, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Harper’s, Bomb, Slate, American Poetry Review, Tin House, Paris Review, The New Republic, The Boston Review, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Believer, Real Simple, and The Los Angeles Times. His work has been anthologized in Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll; Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century; Seriously Funny: Poems about Love, Death, Religion, Art, Politics, Sex, and Everything; and The Best American Poetry 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2019.
Zapruder’s awards include a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship in Marfa, TX, and the May Sarton prize from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jill Osier was born in Iowa and now lives in Alaska. Osier’s new collection “The Solace Is Not the Lullaby” was chosen as the winner for the 2019 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The collection was published by Yale University Press in 2020. She is also the author of the chapbooks Bedful of Nebraskas and Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White. Her poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The Southern Review.
A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, Osier has served as the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Chapbook Fellow at The Frost Place, and the George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy. Honors for her work include the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize and Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award.
Dilruba Ahmed grew up in western Pennsylvania and rural Ohio. She is the author of two poetry collections, Bring Now the Angels and Dhaka Dust, winner of the Bakeless Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry, and has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2019, Halal If You Hear Me, Literature: The Human Experience, and elsewhere. Ahmed is the recipient of The Florida Review’s 2006 Editors’ Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize, and the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellowship in Poetry.