Join us for readings by Christina Hutchins and Brian Laidlaw!
Christina Hutchins’ Tender the Maker won the 2015 May Swenson Award (Utah State University Press). Her other books of poetry are The Stranger Dissolves (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2011), a finalist for the Lambda Poetry Award and Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Prize, and the chapbooks Radiantly We Inhabit the Air (Robin Becker Prize, 2011) and Collecting Light (Acacia Books, 1999). Hutchins was the 2017 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at the Frost Place in Franconia, NH, where she compiled most of what will be her next book, Minor Achemies.
Brian Laidlaw is a poet-songwriter whose previous books include THE STUNTMAN (Milkweed Editions, 2015) and THE MIRRORMAKER (Milkweed Editions, 2018), each of which was released with a companion album of original music; a book-length erasure of John Muir called SUMMER ERR is also forthcoming from Mount Vision Press this year. A PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver, Brian continues to tour nationally as a folksinger, and moonlights – often literally – as a rock climber.