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Allison Hedge Coke and Ann Fisher Wirth to Present Poetry & Science: Writing Our Way to Discovery

On March 8th, BEI Emeritus Fellow Allison Hedge Coke and BEI Senior Fellow Ann Fisher Wirth will be featured readers at Well-Red, an event seeking to promote the links between poetry and science. Allison and Ann are joining three more poets, Elizabeth Bradfield, Lucille Lang Day, and Alison Hawthorne Deming, in this reading. Read on to hear more about the event, all of the readers, and how to register for the showcase.

Well-RED features contributing authors to Poetry & Science: Writing Our Way to Discovery in a panel discussion and reading.

Featured guests include Elizabeth Bradfield, Lucille Lang Day, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ann Fisher-Wirth, and Allison Adelle Hedge Coke!
Co-sponsored by Works/San José art and performance center!
Zoom channel opens at 6:00 pm.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Tonight’s guests include:
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Toward Antarctica and Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro. Cascadia: A Field Guide Through Art, Ecology and Poetry, which Bradfield is co-editing with Derek Sheffield and CMarie Fuhrman, will be published in 2023. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Poetry, and her honors include the Audre Lorde Prize and a Stegner Fellowship. Founder of Broadsided Press, Liz works as a naturalist/guide and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University.
Lucille Lang Day is the author of seven full-length poetry collections and four poetry chapbooks. Her latest collection is Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place. She has also coedited two anthologies—Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California and Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California—and published two children’s books and a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story. Her many honors include the Blue Light Poetry Prize, two PEN Oakland – Josephine Miles Literary Awards, the Joseph Henry Jackson Award, and eleven Pushcart Prize nominations. The founder and publisher of Scarlet Tanager Books, she received her MA in English and MFA in creative writing at San Francisco State University, and her BA in biological sciences, MA in zoology, and PhD in science/mathematics education at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California.
Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent nonfiction book is A Woven World: On Fashion, Fishermen, and the Sardine Dress from Counterpoint Press. She is the author of five nonfiction books and five poetry collections, including Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit and Stairway to Heaven. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and Walt Whitman Award, she is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona.
Ann Fisher-Wirth’s sixth book of poems is The Bones of Winter Birds. Her fifth book, Mississippi, is a poetry/photography collaboration with the photographer Maude Schuyler Clay. With Laura-Gray Street, Fisher-Wirth coedited The Ecopoetry Anthology. She is a senior fellow of the Black Earth Institute; has had residencies at the Mesa Refuge, Djerassi, Hedgebrook, and CAMAC, in France; and has received numerous awards for her work, including a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Award, two Mississippi Arts Council Poetry Fellowships, a Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, a Rita Dove Poetry Award, and fifteen Pushcart nominations. Fisher-Wirth was 2017 Poet in Residence at Randolph College in Virginia, and she has received senior Fulbright Scholar awards to Switzerland and Sweden. She is a professor of English and directs the Environmental Studies program at the University of Mississippi.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s eighth authored book, Look at This Blue, is a poetry collection forthcoming from Coffee House Press in March 2022. She directs the Sandhill Crane Retreat and is a UC Riverside Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, affiliated faculty with the School of Medicine (Narrative Medicine), who originally comes from working fields, factories, horses and waters. Her 2021 honors include a Texas Institute of Letters induction, the AWP George Garrett Award, Playa residency, a return as an emeritus fellow to Black Earth Institute Fellowship, an inaugural Legacy Artist Fellowship from the California Arts Council, and, in 2022-2023, she will serve as the Mellon Dean’s Professor at UC Riverside, where she directs Along the Chaparral and UCR Writers Week.
Poetry Center San José promotes and supports the literary arts in San José. Over the past four decades, PCSJ has brought hundreds of exceptional writers from around the country to read from their works and, in many cases, to conduct workshops for local writers. PCSJ is a nonprofit organization established in 1978. Its base of operations is in the charming turn-of-the-century Victorian home where the renowned poet Edwin Markham once lived, now located in San Jose History Park. Since the Fall of 2000, PCSJ has sponsored a series of readings by local poets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Poetry Center San José is a member-supported organization and is funded, in part, by grants from Applied Materials Foundation, the City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Poets & Writers, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and the California Arts Council and generous giving from Anne & Mark’s Art Party.