If you're an NPR listener, then this year's festival should have you purring with pleasure. In addition to the wonderful Amy Dickinson, who regularly appears on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me...!, we're also delighted to announce that Tess Taylor, who is the on-air poetry reviewer for All Things Considered, will be coming to Columbia to read and discuss her work.
Tess's chapbook, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship. The San Francisco Chronicle called her first book, The Forage House, “stunning” and it was a finalist for the Believer Poetry Award. Her second book, Work & Days, was called “our moment’s Georgic” by critic Stephen Burt and was named one of the 10 best books of poetry of 2016 by the New York Times. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and other places. Tess has received awards and fellowships from MacDowell, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The International Center for Jefferson Studies. She currently chairs the poetry committee of the National Book Critics Circle and was most recently a Distinguished Fulbright US Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
We can't wait to welcome Tess to Unbound!