Pattiann Rogers & Laura Kolbe
October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AKDT
Watch online at https://aqreview.org/live
Pattiann Rogers has published fourteen books of poetry, most recently Quickening Fields from Penguin/Random House in 2017. Rogers is the recipient of two NEA Grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry. In 2018 she received a Special Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Poetry. Among other awards her poems have received five Pushcart Prizes, two appearances in Best American Poetry, five appearances in Best Spiritual Writing, two Awards from Prairie Schooner, three awards from Poetry. She has taught as a visiting writer at the University of Montana, University of Texas, University of Houston, and Washington University, and she was Associate Professor for four years at the University of Arkansas. She is the mother of two sons, has three grandsons, and lives with her husband, a retired geophysicist, in Colorado. Rogers is a contributing editor of Alaska Quarterly Review.
Laura Kolbe is a writer, physician, and medical ethicist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She studied English and American literature at Harvard and at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, before studying medicine at the University of Virginia and completing her medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her poetry collection Little Pharma won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt Poetry Series 2021. Her essay “Cannon Fodder” appears in A World Out of Reach: Dispatches from Life Under Lockdown (Yale University Press). Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared recently in Poetry, The New York Review of Books, American Poetry Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, The Nation, The Washington Post, and The Yale Review.