Women Poets: Tarfia Faizullah, Catherine Barnett, and Mary Szybist
Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam and the recent Registers of Illuminated Villages. “In her fiercely original second collection, Tarfia Faizullah traverses the globe—northern Iraq; Flint, Mich.; West Texas; Bangladesh—and employs a range of formal experiments to illuminate acts of resistance in the face of injustice and violence” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Faizullah is the winner of the VIDA, GLCA New Writers, Milton Kessler First Book, and Drake University Emerging Writer awards, among other honors.
Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections of poetry. Her most recent book, Human Hours, was published in September 2018 by Graywolf Press. Her two previous collections are Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, which won the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Book, and The Game of Boxes, winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her honors include a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches graduate and undergraduate students in the Creative Writing Program at NYU, is a Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College, and a Visiting Professor at Barnard College.
Mary Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. “Not since Adrienne Rich’s early work has a collection thought so deeply about the permeable barrier between the spirit and the body, and motherhood” (Jon Freeman). She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Witter Bynner Foundation at the Library of Congress. She teaches at Lewis & Clark College.
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