Thursday, November 4, 2010
Columbia College Reading Series
Columbia College Reading Series: Suzanne Buffam & Amy Gerstler
November 10, 2010 5:30pm
Hokin Hall, 623 S. Wabash Avenue, Room 109
SUZANNE BUFFAM is the author of two collections of poetry, Past Imperfect (House of Anansi, 2005) and The Irrationalist (Canarium Books/House of Anansi, 2010). She lives in Chicago and teaches at the University of Chicago.
AMY GERSTLER is a writer of poetry, nonfiction and journalism. Penguin published her most recent book of poems, Dearest Creature, in October 2009. Dearest Creature was a finalist for an LA Times Book Award and was named of one the New York Times notable books for 2009. Her previous twelve books include Ghost Girl, Medicine, Crown of Weeds, which won a California Book Award, Nerve Storm, and Bitter Angel, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. She received a Durfee Foundation Artists Award in 2002. She is a member of the core faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars MFA program at Bennington College in Vermont and she teaches in the graduate fine arts department at Art Center, College of Design in Pasadena, California, and in the Masters of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.