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Join us for the eighty-fourth episode of Write America on Monday November 21st featuring Linda Pastan and Miranda Beeson as they read and discuss their works- intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art.
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About the authors:
LINDA PASTAN graduated from Radcliffe College, received an MA from Brandeis University and an Honorary Doctorate from Kenyon College. She has published 15 volumes of poetry, including Insomnia (winner of the Towson University Prize for Literature) and A Dog Runs Through It. Her most recent book, Almost an Elegy: New and Later Selected Poems, is to be released October 4th. Two of her books have been finalists for the National Book Award. She has won numerous awards, including The Radcliffe Distinguished Alumni Award and The Maurice English Award. In 2003 she won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement. Pastan is a former Poet Laureate of Maryland. Her work has been translated into 6 languages.
MIRANDA BEESON’s poems appear all over, including Barrow Street, The Southampton Review, Great Weather for Media, & Melville House's Poetry After 9-11: An Anthology of New York Poets. She is the author of Ode to the Unexpected from novelist Peter Cameron's Shrinking Violet Press & The Jones of It, a recent finalist for the Tomaž Šalamun Prize. Catch & Release, her collection of sonnets is forthcoming from dancing girl press in Summer 2022. Along the way, she's been the recipient of Palette Poetry's Spotlight Award, & a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize. An ardent advocate for Arts in Education, the New York State Council on the Arts supported her efforts to inspire a generation of young poets (K-12), before she joined Stony Brook University where she enthusiastically teaches creative writing & literature to a pack of undergraduates. Her manuscript WILDLIFE is looking for a publisher, having been a finalist & semi-finalist for far too long. She's always at work on the—next one. She MFA/ed at Stony Brook Southampton & lives on the North Fork & in NYC.
Meeting ID: 833 4841 6492