Alison Powell & Simeon Berry

August 07, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simeon Berry has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares, and won a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant and a Career Chapter Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters.  His work has appeared in Crazyhorse, AGNI, Colorado Review, Blackbird, DIAGRAM, The Iowa Review, American Letters & Commentary, and many other journals.  He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Salamander.  In 2013, his manuscript was selected by Ariana Reines for The National Poetry Series, and is forthcoming from Fence Books.

Alison Powell’s first collection of poems, On the Desire to Levitate, was selected as the 2013 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner (Ohio University Press). Her poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Guernica, AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Antioch Review and others, and in anthologies including Best New Poets 2006. Work is forthcoming in Out of Sequence: Shakespeare’s Sonnets Remixed. She has been awarded fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center, and Millay Colony for the Arts. Alison also recently served as a Guest Editor at Crazyhorse and Assistant Poetry Editor at the Indiana Review. Beginning in fall 2014, she will be an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Oakland University.