KGB Monday Night Poetry Reading Series
Hosted by Laura Cronk & Michael Quattrone
With original hosts Star Black & David Lehman
Monday, September 22, 2008
CAROLINE KNOX’s sixth collection Quaker Guns was published by Wave Books in 2008. Her fifth, He Paves the Road with Iron Bars (Verse 2004), won the Maurice English Award 2005 for a book by a poet over 50. A Beaker: New and Selected Poems appeared from Verse Press in 2002. Her previous books are The House Party and To Newfoundland (Georgia 1984, 1989) and Sleepers Wake (Timken 1994). Knox’s work has appeared in American Scholar, A Public Space, Boston Review, Fulcrum, Harvard, Massachusetts Review, New Republic, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry (whose Bess Hokin Prize she has won), Times Literary Supplement, TriQuarterly, and Yale Review. Her poems have been in Best American Poetry 1988 and 1994, and on Poetry Daily. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (1996, 2006), The Fund for Poetry, and the Yale/Mellon Visiting Faculty Program. She was the judge for the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America in Spring 2003, and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard in 2002-2003. In 2007, she was a juror for the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets; in 2008, a Poetry Reviewer for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Program.
DANIELLE PAFUNDA is author of My Zorba (Bloof Books), Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press), and the forthcoming Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies (Noemi Press). Poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in a number of fine journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2004, 2006, and 2007, Not For Mothers Only (Fence Books), and Gurlesque (forthcoming from Saturnalia). She is co-editor of the online journal La Petite Zine, and a contributing curator at Delirious Hem. She now lives on the frontier, and is visiting assistant professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Wyoming.
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