An Evening of Poetry with Red Hen Press, featuring Cornelius Eady, Douglas Manuel, and William Trowbridge, moderated by Cave Canem Fellow and Pushcart Prize nominee t’ai freedom ford.
Poet and cofounder of Cave Canem, Cornelius Eady has published more than half a dozen volumes of poetry, including The Gathering of My Name (1991), nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; and Brutal Imagination (2001), a National Book Award finalist. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Fund.
Douglas Manuel is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He was a recipient of the Chris McCarthy Scholarship for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, has been the Poetry Editor for Gold Line Press, and was one of the Managing Editors of Ricochet Editions. His debut collection, Testify, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press this spring, 2017.
William Trowbridge has received an Academy of American Poets Prize and a Pushcart Prize and has held fellowships at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo, and the Anderson Center. In 2012, Trowbridge was appointed poet laureate of Missouri. He is a distinguished professor emeritus at Northwest Missouri State University and currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska.
t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher, Cave Canem Fellow, and Pushcart Prize nominee. In 2014, she was the winner of The Feminist Wire’s inaugural poetry contest judged by Evie Shocklee and is a 2015 Center for Fiction Fellow. She is the winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO). Her first poetry collection, how to get over is forthcoming from Red Hen Press this spring, 2017.