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Tess Taylor

W&L Presents Two Poetry Readings in March

 
Lexington, VA (March 5, 2018) - Washington and Lee University presents two poetry readings in March sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment. Both readings are free and open to the public, with books for sale following the readings.

Anna Lena Phillips Bell will read on March 22 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium. Bell is an old-time musician and square dance caller, as well as a poet. She is the author of “Ornament,” winner of the 2016 Vassar Miller Poetry Prize, and “A Pocket Book of Forms.”

The recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature, she teaches at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she is the editor of Ecotone and an editor of Lookout Books.

Tess Taylor will give a reading on March 27 at 12:15 p.m. in Hillel 101.

“Tess Taylor’s work will be of strong interest to anyone interested in environmental approaches to writing,” said Lesley Wheeler Henry S. Fox Professor of English. “I’m delighted that she’ll be meeting, as well, with the students in my English capstone seminar on Documentary Poetics.”

Taylor is the author of two collections of poetry and a chapbook. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review and The Times Literary Supplement. She has received awards and fellowships from MacDowell, Headlands Center for the Arts and the International Center for Jefferson Studies. She currently chairs the poetry committee of the National Book Critics Circle and is the on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Find more information on both events here here.
 
 
 

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