TITLE: Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2010
SPEAKER: Jill McDonough, Atsuro Riley
EVENT DATE: 02/18/2010
RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes
Poet Laureate Kay Ryan has chosen two talented voices in poetry, Jill McDonough and Atsuro Riley, for the 2010 Witter Bynner Fellowships, and will introduce the poets at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Since 1999, Jill McDonough has taught in Massachusetts prisons through Boston University's Prison Education Program. She's also an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the Harvard University Extension School. McDonough's poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, the New Republic and Slate. Her awards include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, Stanford's Stegner Program and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
Speaker Biography: Atsuro Riley is the author of "Romey's Order," forthcoming in 2010 from the Phoenix Poets series of the University of Chicago Press. His work has been published in Poetry Magazine, The Threepenny Review, and The McSweeney's Book of Poets Picking Poets (2007), and has been featured on Poetry Daily, the online web anthology. He has received a Pushcart Prize, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from Poetry Magazine, and grants from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.