The final event in Sweet Briar’s 2018-2019 Writers Series will feature poets Susannah Nevison and Meg Day. The reading takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Reahard Learning Gallery of Mary Helen Cochran Library.
Nevison is the award-winning author of two books of poetry: “Lethal Theater” and “Teratology.” She is also the author of “In the Field Between Us,” a forthcoming collaborative collection with Molly McCully Brown. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The National Poetry Review and elsewhere.
Nevison’s honors include the 2014 Patricia Aakhus Prize from Southern Indiana Review, the 2013 American Literary Review Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets/Larry Levis Prize and recent Pushcart Prize nominations in both poetry and nonfiction. She holds degrees from the University of Southern California, Columbia University and the University of Utah. She is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Sweet Briar College.
Day is the award-winning author of “Last Psalm at Sea Level.” She is also the author of two chapbooks: “When All You Have Is a Hammer” (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest) and “We Can’t Read This” (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). Day’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, cream city review, Drunken Boat and Vinyl, among other journals, and in recent anthologies, including Best New Poets of 2013, Wingbeats II: Exercises & Practice in Poetry, We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival (edited by Andrea Gibson) and Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics.
Day was raised in the Bay Area of California. She holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, an M.F.A. from Mills College and a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing with an emphasis on disability poetics from the University of Utah, where she was a Steffensen-Cannon Fellow, a United States Point Foundation Scholar and poetry editor for Quarterly West. Day is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship and a 2013 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. In addition, she has received awards and fellowships from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, Squaw Valley Writers, the Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities and the International Queer Arts Festival.
Day is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Pennsylvania.
There will be an ASL interpreter at the reading, which is free and open to the public.