Wednesday, December 3rd in the Franklin Common Room
“Akiko Busch writes about design, culture, and nature for a variety of publications. She is the author of Geography of Home: Writings on Where We Live , The Uncommon Life of Common Objects: Essays on Design and the Everyday, Patience: Taking Time in an Age of Acceleration, and Nine Ways to Cross a River. The Incidental Steward, her essays about citizen science and stewardship will be published by Yale University Press in 2013. She was a contributing editor at Metropolismagazine for twenty years, and her essays have appeared in numerous national magazines, newspapers, and exhibition catalogues. She has taught at the University of Hartford and Bennington College. Currently, she is a regular contributor to www.nextavenue.org, the recently launched PBS website. Her work has been recognized by grants from the Furthermore Foundation and NYFA. She lives in the Hudson Valley.”
Akiko’s website: akikobusch.com
Join us! Wednesday, October 29th at Tishman Lecture Hall
October 29th – Jorie Graham
Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Place, published by Ecco Press in 2013. Other collections include Sea Change (Ecco, 2008), Never (2002), Swarm (2000), and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Her many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She has taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University. She served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003.
Jorie’s website: joriegraham.com
Wednesday, October 8th at Tishman Lecture Hall
April Bernard is a novelist, poet, and essayist. Her first novel, Pirate Jenny, was published in 1990, and a second novel, Miss Fuller, was published by the Steerforth Press in 2012. Her poetry collections include Romanticism, Blackbird Bye Bye, Psalms, and Swan Electric. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New Republic, The Nation, and Slate. Her honors include a Guggenheim award, the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, a Whitney Humanities Fellowship at Yale University, a Sidney Harman Fellowship, and the Stover Prize. She is Director of Creative Writing at Skidmore College and is on the faculty of the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars.
For more information: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/april-bernard