Nicky Beer, Mary Peelen & Alexandra Teague
April 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT
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Nicky Beer is the author of The Octopus Game and The Diminishing House, both winners of the Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.
Beer’s awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a fellowship and a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Mary Wood Fellowship from Washington College, a Discovery/The Nation Award, and a Campbell Corner Prize. She is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, where she co-edits the journal Copper Nickel.
Mary Peelen is a poet and writer who lives in San Francisco and Paris. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Poetry Review (UK), The Massachusetts Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and other journals. Her poetry collection, Quantum Heresies, won the 2019 Kithara Book Prize. She published her first poem in Alaska Quarterly Review.
Alexandra Teague is the author of the poetry collections Or What We’ll Call Desire, The Wise and Foolish Builders, and Mortal Geography, winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and 2010 California Book Award Gold Medal. She also published her first novel, The Principles Behind Flotation, in 2017.
Teague was awarded a 2019 Civitella Ranieri Foundation fellowship and was previously the recipient of the 2014 Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize, a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a 2006-2008 Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. She is currently an Associate Professor in University of Idaho’s MFA program, faculty advisor for Fugue, and an editor for Broadsided Press.