With Peter Gizzi, Emily Pettit & Bianca Stone.
The Ruth Stone Foundation hosts this reading series, which offers out-of-state writers a chance to engage with the local community. Readings by Peter Gizzi faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of several collections of poetry, including Archeophonics (2016), a finalist for the National Book Award; Emily Pettit, a poet and editor for notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press, and the publisher of jubilat; and Bianca Stone, poet and illustrator of just released A Little Called Pauline, a picture book adaptation of a Gertrude Stein poem.
A PoemCity event; free and open to the public.
About the Poets:
Peter Gizzi is the author of seven books of poetry and several limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets (1994) and fellowships in poetry from The Fund for Poetry (1993), The Rex Foundation (1993), Howard Foundation (1998), The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (1999), The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2005), and The Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at The University of Cambridge (2011, 2015-16). For several years he was the Poetry Editor for The Nation. Since 2003, he has been a contributing editor to the journal, Conjunctions. He currently works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Emily Pettit is a poet, artist, editor and teacher from Western, Massachusetts. She has taught and lectured at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, the University of Massachusetts, Elms College, and Smith College. She has authored four books of poetry: Blue Flame (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019), Goat in the Snow (Birds, LLC), and the chapbooks, How (Octopus Books) and What Happened to Limbo (Pilot Books). She was shortlisted for The Believer Poetry award.
Bianca Stone is a writer and visual artist. She was born and raised in Vermont and moved to New York City in 2007 where she received her MFA from NYU. She collaborated with Anne Carson on Antigonick, a book pairing Carson’s translation of Antigone with Stone’s illustration and comics (New Directions, 2012). Stone is the author of the poetry collection Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, (Tin House Books and Octopus Books, 2014) and Poetry Comics From the Book of Hours (Pleiades Press, 2016) and most recently, The Mobius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House, 2018). Her poems, poetry comics, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of magazines including Poetry, jubilat, and Tin House Magazine. She has returned to Vermont with her husband and collaborator, the poet Ben Pease, and their daughter Odette, where they run the Ruth Stone Foundation and letterpress studio.