Barnard Women Poets Prize Reading: Karen Skolfield and Rosanna Warren
Karen Skolfield won the 2018 Barnard Women Poets prize for Battle Dress, a female soldier’s search for meaning in combat preparation, long-term trauma, and the way war is embedded in our language. Judge Rosanna Warren writes that Battle Dress is “a terrific and sometimes terrifying collection—morally complex, rhythmic, tough-minded, and original.”
Rosanna Warren is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Ghost in a Red Hat (2011), as well as books of essays and translations. “Rosanna Warren lives in our tarnished, everyday, ramshackle world of loss, anguish, and sacrifice but she inhabits almost as vividly a realm of classic purity” (Anthony Hecht). She is the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
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