Lisa Bickmore and Lia Purpura will read from and discuss their latest poetry collections as part of the Westminster Poetry Series.
Lisa Bickmore is the author of three books of poems as well as video work. Among her honors are the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize for 2015, and the 2014 Antivenom Prize for her second book, flicker. Her third book, Ephemerist, is out this year. She is professor of English at Salt Lake Community College, where she is also one of the founders of its Publication Center.
Lia Purpura is the author of eight collections of essays, poems, and translations, most recently a collection of poems, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful. Her book of essays, On Looking, was finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her awards include Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and Fulbright Fellowships. She is Writer in Residence at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.