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About the Event
This event features two poets whose recent work engages with ecopoetic issues across a range of geographies. How do poems evoke natural landscapes as sites both of beauty and precarity? What can poetry contribute to ongoing efforts to rescue the earth from the catastrophic damage inflicted by human technology and greed? Gilliland and Krieg will share their poems and discuss these questions with each other and with moderator Roger Gilbert.
About the Authors & Presenters
Mary Gilliland is author of the award-winning poetry collections The Devil’s Fools and The Ruined Walled Castle Garden. She is a past recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Council for the Arts Faculty Grant from Cornell University, where she was instrumental in developing the Knight Institute for Writing and taught such courses as “Ecosystems & Ego Systems” for the Biology & Society Program and “Mind & Memory: Creativity in the Arts & Sciences” for the Society for the Humanities. She has also taught and performed at the Al Jazeera International Film Festival, the Chautauqua Institute, and Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies, the DalaiLama’s seat in North America.
Brandon Krieg is the author of Magnifier, winner of the 2019 Colorado Prize for Poetry and a finalist for the 2022 ASLE Book Award in Environmental Creative Writing. His other books are In the Gorge (Codhill Press), Invasives (New Rivers Press), a finalist for the 2015 ASLE Book Award in Environmental Creative Writing, and a chapbook, Source to Mouth (New Michigan Press). He grew up in Tualatin, OR, teaches at Kutztown University, and lives in Kutztown, PA.
Roger Gilbert is a Professor in the Department of Literatures in English at Cornell. He is completing a critical biography of A. R. Ammons.