Reading: Monica Ferrell and Jessica Fisher
Literature Evenings—Spring 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Monica Ferrell has published two books of poetry and one novel. You Darling Thing (Four Way, 2018) is longlisted for The Believer Book Award in Poetry and recommended in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Millions. Beasts for the Chase (Sarabande, 2008) was a finalist for the Asian American Writers Workshop Prize in Poetry. The Answer Is Always Yes (Random House) was featured on Booklist's "Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year." The recipient of Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the MacDowell Colony residencies, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a Discovery/The Nation Prize, she has taught fiction and poetry for the MFA Program at Columbia University, comparative mythology at Bennington College, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Purchase College (SUNY).
Jessica Fisher is the author of Frail-Craft, winner of the 2006 Yale Younger Poets Prize, and Inmost, winner of the 2011 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Her poems appear in such journals as The American Poetry Review, The Believer, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, and Tin House, and her translations have been published in The New York Review of Books and The Paris Review. A 2012-13 recipient of the Rome Prize, she is an associate professor of creative writing at Williams College.