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Poetry & Conversation with Wicked Woman Prize Winner Sheila Squillante & Judge Katherine E. Young

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Sheila Squillante, who won the 2020 Wicked Woman Poetry Prize for her manuscript, Mostly Human, will read in the company of the contest judge, Katherine E. Young.
 

Sheila Squillante is the author of the poetry collection, Beautiful Nerve, and three chapbooks of poetry: In This Dream of My Father, Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry, and A Woman Traces the Shoreline. Her second collection, Mostly Human, will be published in October 2020. She is also co-author, along with Sandra L. Faulkner, of the writing craft book, Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories Onto the Page. Recent work has appeared or will appear in places like Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Indiana Review, Waxwing, and River Teeth. She directs the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she lives with her husband, their children, and a rangy, growing biome of pets and plants, domestic and wild.

Katherine E. Young is the author of Day of the Border Guards, 2014 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize finalist. Her poems appear in Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Subtropics, and many others. Young’s translations of Russian-language poetry and prose include Farewell, Aylis by Azerbaijani political prisoner Akram Aylisli and Look at Him by Anna Starobinets, as well as two collections of poems by Inna Kabysh. Young is a 2020 Arlington, VA, individual artist grantee and a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellow. From 2016-2018, she served as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, VA. (Photo credit: Samantha H. Collins.)

 

Doritt Carroll, BrickHouse Books Poetry Editor and founder of the Wicked Woman Poetry Prize, will host this event.


Read "Round Baby Sees Skies Filled with Dark Circles" by Sheila Squillante.

Read "Birdsong" by Katherine E. Young.

Learn more about the Wicked Woman Poetry Prize.


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It was very enjoyable. I hope you continue to offer virtual programming like this.