Todd Boss, Keetje Kuipers & Maureen Seaton
December 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AKST
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Todd Boss is a poet, public artist, inventor, librettist, and film producer in Minneapolis. His four poetry collections, all from W. W. Norton & Co., include Yellowrocket (2008), Pitch (2012), Tough Luck (2017) and One Day the Plan of a Town (forthcoming in 2022). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Alaska Quarterly Review, and National Public Radio. His lyrics have been performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. His work has been recognized with Grammy nominations and by the National Book Foundation. His large-scale public artworks include a building projection, multimedia installations, and VR projects. He is the founding Artistic Director of Motionpoems, a production company that has turned more than 150 contemporary poems into short films. His films have been presented in Cannes, London, New York, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. His projects have been featured in Forbes, Ad Age, The Boston Globe, Variety, and dozens of other news outlets.
Keetje Kuipers is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions. Her first book, Beautiful in the Mouth, was selected by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Named one of the top ten debut poetry books of 2010 by Poets & Writers, her first book also appeared in the top ten on the contemporary poetry bestseller list. Her second collection, The Keys to the Jail (2014), was a book club selection for The Rumpus, and her third book, All Its Charms (2019), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and includes poems honored by publication in both The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. Kuipers’ poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in over a hundred journals and magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, Narrative, Tin House, VQR, American Poetry Review, Orion, Kenyon Review, The Believer, and Alaska Quarterly Review. Her poems have also been featured as part of the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series and read on NPR’s Writer’s Almanac.
Maureen Seaton has authored over two dozen poetry collections, both solo and collaborative—most recently, Undersea (JackLeg Press, 2021); Zero-Zero (Hysterical Books, 2021), co-authored with Kristine Snodgrass; Myth America (Anhinga Press, 2020), co-authored with Carolina Hospital, Nicole Hospital-Medina, and Holly Iglesias; and Sweet World (CavanKerry Press, 2019), winner of the 2019 Florida Book Award for Poetry. Her honors include the Lambda Literary Award for both Lesbian Poetry and Lesbian Memoir, the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Pushcart Prize. Seaton is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Miami. She was voted Miami’s Best Poet 2020 by the readers of The Miami New Times.