Monday Night Poetry: Naomi Foyle + Dolores Hayden

April 27, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KGB Bar
KGB Event

Naomi Foyle is the author of several poetry pamphlets and three full collections: The Night Pavilion, a 2008 Poetry Society Recommendation and The World Cup (2010) both from Waterloo Press; and the transatlantic publication Adamantine (Red Hen/Pighog Press, 2019).  Her poetry readings include appearances at The Cuisle Festival in Limerick, Tacheles Art House in Berlin and the Babylon Festival for International Cultures and Arts in Babil, Iraq. Originally trained in theatre, she has collaborated with artists, musicians and filmmakers on projects including the prize-winning videopoem Good Definition (2004) and several spoken word CDs.  Librettist of the award-winning bouffon opera Hush (Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto 1990), she has also written a short verse drama, ‘The Strange Wife’, produced by the Bush Theatre in 2011 as part of 66 Books: 21st C Writers Speak to the King James Bible.

Dolores Hayden’s poetry has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including Poetry, Raritan, Shenandoah, The Yale Review, Southwest Review, Slate, The Best American Poetry, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She has received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the New England Poetry Club, and poetry residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Djerassi Resident Artist Foundation, and the Martha’s Vineyard Writers’ Residency. In 2008 she gave the Yale Phi Beta Kappa poem. Her three most recent collections are American Yard, Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (David Robert Books, 2004 and 2010) and Exuberance (Red Hen Press, 2019).  She is professor emerita of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale University. A renowned scholar of the history of the American urban landscape and the politics of place, her works have been translated into over a dozen languages.