TITLE: Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2009
SPEAKER: Christina Davis, Mary Szybist
EVENT DATE: 02/26/2009
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Poet Laureate Kay Ryan has chosen two gifted voices in poetry, Christina Davis and Mary Szybist, for the 2009 Witter Bynner Fellowships, who read selections of their work in a program at the Library.
Speaker Biography: Christina Davis is the author of "Forth A Raven" (2006). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Jubilat, New Republic, Pleiades, Paris Review and other publications. She is the recipient of residencies from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and of several Pushcart Prize nominations. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford, she is curator of poetry at the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University.
Speaker Biography: Mary Szybist is an assistant professor of English at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. She also has taught at Kenyon College, the University of Iowa, the Tennessee Governor's School for Humanities, the University of Virginia's Young Writers' Workshop and West High School in Iowa City. She is the author of "Granted" (2003), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Szybist holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching-writing fellow. She has been the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award.