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This event features readings by the widely published West Coast poets Lindsay Hill and Nathaniel Tarn.
Lindsay Hill was born in San Francisco and graduated from Bard College. Since 1974, he has published six books of poetry, including Contango and The Empty Quarter (both from Singing Horse Press), and his work has appeared in a wide variety of literary journals. Sea of Hooks, his first novel, was published by McPherson & Company in 2013. Sea of Hooks won the 2014 PEN Center USA Fiction Award, the 2015 IPPY Gold Medal for Literary Fiction, and the 2016 Dactyl Foundation Literary Fiction Award. Lindsay works in the nonprofit sector and lives in Spokane with his wife, the painter Nita Hill.
Nathaniel Tarn is an American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and translator with some thirty books and booklets published in his various disciplines. Born in Paris, Tarn graduated in history and English as a Scholar of King’s College, Cambridge. He returned to Paris and, after some journalism and radio work, discovered anthropology at the Musée de l’Homme, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes, and the Collège de France. A Fulbright grant took him to Yale and the University of Chicago where Robert Redfield sent him to Guatemala for his doctoral fieldwork. He completed this work as a graduate student at the London School of Economics. In 1958, a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation sent him to Burma for 18 months after which he became Lecturer in South East Asian Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. In 1970, he immigrated to the US as Visiting Professor of Romance Languages, Princeton University, and became a citizen. Since then he has taught English and American Literature, Epic Poetry, Folklore, inter alia at the Universities of SUNY Buffalo, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, and Manchuria. He know resides in New Mexico.