We’re thrilled to be hosting a reading by poets CA Conrad (While Standing In Line For Death, Wave Books 2017) and Dara Wier (In the Still of the Night, Wave Books 2017).
CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. The author of 9 books of poetry and essays, the latest is titled While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books, 2017). He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, RADAR, Flying Object, and Ucross. For his books, essays, and details on the documentary The Book of Conrad (Delinquent Films 2016), please visit http://CAConrad.blogspot.com
Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including: You Good Thing, Selected Poems, Remnants of Hannah, Reverse Rapture, which received the Poetry Center Book Award, Hat On a Pond, Voyages in English, Blue for the Plough, The Book of Knowledge, All You Have in Common, The 8-Step Grapevine, and Blood, Hook & Eye. Other support includes fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and American Poetry Review’s Jerome J. Shestack Prize. Wier teaches in the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; she is a founding director and workshop leader of the annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute & Workshops; her editing work includes factory hollow press and jubilat.