Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20180511, 20171110
Bonnie Bolling's award winning poetry collections often tackle tough subject matter, blending tragedy with beauty. The editor-in-chief of Verdad magazine since 2006, she now divides her time between Southern California and The Persian Gulf. Bolling discusses her 2016 John Ciardi Poetry Prize winning collection, The Red Hijab, which reflects on her life in Bahrain during the 2011 uprising, and reads from her earlier book, In the Kingdom of the Sons, which won the Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry.
Kansas native Ben Lerner often weaves personal experiences into his writing, which is particulary apparent in his third novel, The Topeka School, a finalist for th...
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