This reading celebrates the publication of Our Lady of the Ruins by Traci Brimhall, chosen by Carolyn Forché as the winner of the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Forché writes that the book “is poetry for the new century: awake to the world, spiritually profound, and radiant with lyric intelligence.” Brimhall’s first book, Rookery, won the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Award.
Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poems, including the forthcoming In the Lateness of the World. She is director of the Lannan Center for Poetry and Poetics at Georgetown University.
For more information on Women Poets at Barnard and the contest, visit their webpage.