Mentor & Mentored

How does poetry travel from generation to generation, what are the themes, the sounds, what changes and what stays the same. Filmed with a live audience at the PhillyCAM Studio, the program will be edited and broadcast at a later date.

Christopher Bursk with Pamela Perkins-Frederick & Elizabeth Austin
A recipient of NEA, Guggenheim, and Pew Fellowships, Christopher Bursk is the author of eleven books, including The Infatuations and Infidelities of Pronouns, Cell Count and The Improbable Swervings of Atoms (winner of the Donald Hall prize in Poetry from AWP). His poems have won the Another Chicago Magazine Award, 49th Parallel Award from Bellingham Review, and New Letters Prize in Poetry, and the 2011 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. Most importantly Bursk is the grandfather of six.

Pamela Perkins-Frederick is a poet and visual artist. A graduate of the Vermont MFA Creative Writing Program and a former Bucks County Poet Laureate, she has taught in the Bucks County Correctional System and for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. She was for many years employed in the Art Department at Bucks County Community College. She has published here and abroad, held a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and won the Robert Fraser Poetry Award. She is the author of two books, Leaf Gnawed to Lace and No Sorrow That Light Won’t Try To Wipe Away.

Elizabeth Austin is a poet from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She is the 2013 winner of the Bucks County Community College Penland Prize for Poetry and the Heim/Camp Student Poetry Award. She is currently a student at Temple University and lives in Newtown with her two toddlers and a fat black cat.

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