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March 31, 2020

Poets to read from their work via Zoom

Submitted by Karin Westman

Bridget Lowe and Jenny Molberg

On Thursday, April 2, the English department will host poets Bridget Lowe and Jenny Molberg as they read from their work at 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Lowe is the author of the poetry collections "My Second Work" and "At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky," both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have appeared widely in publications including The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, and The New Republic. Her honors include the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, a "Discovery"/Boston Review Prize, a scholarship and fellowship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellowship to the MacDowell Colony.

Molberg is the author of "Marvels of the Invisible," winner of the Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017; and "Refusal: Poems," LSU Press, 2020. She coedited the Unsung Masters Series collection "Adelaide Crapsey: On the Life & Work of an American Master." Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, Best New Poets, and other publications. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as scholarships and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers Conference, the C.D. Wright Conference, and Vermont Studio Center. She currently teaches at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press.

"Bridget Lowe's poems are gorgeous and lyrical, engaging relationships and all forms of labor. In these times full of disconnection and distance, I'm so grateful language can still be so intimate and unifying," said Traci Brimhall, associate professor of English and director of the Program in Creative Writing.

Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor of English and Creative Writing, looks forward to hearing Molberg read from her work, especially at this cultural moment.

"Jenny Molberg's poems are captivating — she's personable, intimate, and curious about the world and its various histories, natural and otherwise," said Dodd. "I'm really looking forward to hearing her in this, our first virtual reading this semester during the Great Disruption."

For more information about Lowe's work, visit her website; for more information about Molberg's work, visit her website.

The joint reading is sponsored by the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and SGA Fine Arts fees.