Visiting Poet Joanne Dwyer reads at SFUAD at 7pm, Tuesday, September 24th!
Please join us in the O’Shaughnessy Performance Space in Benildus Hall for what will be a terrific night of poetry!
Joanne is an '05 graduate of the Creative Writing Department and a fantastic poet. Sarabande Books, one of the great independent presses, published Joanne's first collection this past Spring.
The reading will be followed by a Q & A, and copies of Dywer’s Belle Laide will be for sale.
On Joanne Dywer:
"A whirling, Dionysian poet. . . . Dwyer negotiates brazenly with huge tracts of the human condition. Her leaping imagination will make you laugh out loud. The poems in Belle Laide are a rodeo; hang on to your saddle, cowboy."
In addition to receiving accolades for her first book, Dwyer is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award (2008), a Bread Loaf Scholar award, and the Anne Halley Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Conduit, FIELD, Many Mountains Moving, The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Poetry, TriQuarterly, and other magazines. Currently, she resides in Northern New Mexico and works as facilitator for the Alzheimer's Poetry Project.