AMY KING & CARA BENSON
Friday, January 29th @ 6 pm
Bard Hall* at Bard College
*Bard Hall is located near the corner of North Ravine Road and Annandale Road. It is a small, grey, church-like structure–set back from Annandale Road–and should not be confused with the stone chapel located to its left.
Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You, Antidotes for an Alibi, Slaves to Do these Things (forthcoming from BlazeVox), and I Want to Make You Safe (forthcoming from Litmus Press). She teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College, and co-curates The Stain reading series in Brooklyn, NY.
Cara Benson is editor of the interdisciplinary book Predictions for ChainLinks. Her newest titles include the book (made), which is forthcoming from BookThug, and Protean Parade (Black Radish Books 2010). Her writing has been published in Belladonna Elders Series #7, Imaginary Syllabi, Spell/ing Bound, as well as in Quantum Chaos and Poems: A Manifest(o)ation, which won the 2008 bpNichol Prize. She edits Sous Rature, and teaches poetry in a New York State prison.
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.