Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Fenwick Library, Reading Room, #2001
Shara Lessley is a poet and essayist. She is the author of The Explosive Expert’s Wife, winner of the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, and Two-Headed Nightingale, as well as coeditor of The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice, an anthology of essays. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford, Shara has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Washington College’s Mary Wood Fellowship, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Colgate University’s Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship, and a Discovery/The Nation prize, among others. Shara’s recent work appears in American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Magma, Kenyon Review, Image, and the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. She’s a Consulting Editor for Acre Books.