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Virginia Konchan, Heather Treseler, Alyse Knorr & Kate Partridge

April 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT

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Virginia Konchan is the author of the poetry collections Any God Will Do and The End of Spectacle; a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift; and three chapbooks, Empire of Dirt, The New Alphabets, and Vox Populi. She is also the coeditor (with Sarah Giragosian) of Marbles on the Floor:  How to Assemble a Book of Poems. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, Best New Poets, The Believer, The New Republic, Kenyon Review Online, Boston Review, StoryQuarterly, Joyland, Memorious, and elsewhere.

Konchan’s work has been anthologized in several collections, and her honors include grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow, The Banff Center, and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. She currently lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Heather Treseler’s poems and essays have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, Boston Review, Iowa Review, Southern Poetry Review, Notre Dame Review, Boulevard, The Worcester Review, The Weekly Standard, Pleiades, among others. Treseler’s essays about post-war American poetry also appear in Reading Elizabeth Bishop: An Edinburgh Companion, John Berryman, Centenary Essays, Elizabeth Bishop in the Twenty-First Century, The Salt Companion to John Matthias, and Dunstan Thompson: on the Life and Work of a Lost American Master.

Treseler is a recipient of Worcester State’s George I. Alden Award for Excellence in Teaching, and received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also received the Frank O’Hara poetry prize and was runner-up for the Editors’ Prize at The Missouri Review. She is Associate Professor of English at Worcester State University,

Alyse Knorr is the author of the poetry collections Copper Mother, Annotated Glass, and Mega-City Redux, winner of the 2016 Green Mountains Review Poetry Prize; the non-fiction book Super Mario Bros. 3; and four poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, and ZYZZYVA, among others. She​ is an assistant professor of English at Regis University and co-editor of Switchback Books.

Kate Partridge

Kate Partridge is the author of the poetry collection Ends of the Earth and the hybrid chapbooks Guide to Urban Reindeer and Intended American Dictionary. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, FIELD, Yale Review, Pleiades, Michigan Quarterly Review, Blackbird, and other journals. She lives in Denver where she teaches at Regis University and co-edits Switchback Books.


April 25, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT


Alaska Quarterly Review