Austin Allen will read from his Hecht-Prize winning collection of poems, Pleasures of the Game
12:00 Austin Allen will sign copies of his Hecht Prize-winning Pleasures of the Game
12:30 Jaimee Hills will sign copies of her Hecht Prize-winning How to Avoid Speaking
1:00 Greg Williamson will sign copies of his The Hole Story of Kirby the Sneak and Arlo the True
1:30 Hilary S. Jacqmin will sign copies of her Missing Persons
To end the 2017 AWP conference on a high, five former Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize winners will read in the first half of this event; then, after a short break, five other poets published by The Waywiser Press will also read. Do join us at DC's premier independent book store.
Austin Allen (Hecht Prize winner)
Geoffrey Brock (Hecht Prize winner)
Morri Creech (Hecht Prize winner, Pulitzer Prize finalist)
Joseph Harrison (Guggenheim fellow)
Jaimee Hills (Hecht Prize winner)
Dora Malech (Clampitt fellow)
Eric McHenry (Kate Tufts Discovery Award winner)
Penelope Pelizzon (Norma Farber First Book Award winner)
Shelley Puhak (Hecht Prize winner)
Cody Walker (Clampitt fellow)
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All proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.
Joseph Harrison, author of Someone Else's Name, Identity Theft, and Shakespeare's Horse, will read from his work. Reading with him will be former Poet Laureate of the UK, Andrew Motion, whose most recent collection is Peace Talks, and Abdul Ali, whose most recent collection is Trouble Sleeping.
Austin Allen, winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, will read from his prize-winning collection of poems, Pleasures of the Game. Reading with him will be Ernest Hilbert.
Philip Hoy, Editor-in-Chief of The Waywiser Press, and editor of A Bountiful Harvest: The Correspondence of Anthony Hecht and William L. MacDonald (forthcoming in October), will take part in Mslexia Magazine's Meet the Editors event at this year's Winchester Writers Festival on Friday 16th June. The event will be chaired by Mslexia editor Debbie Taylor, […]
Winner of the 12th Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, Mike White, will be introduced by the judge who awarded the prize, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, and the two poets will take it in turns to read from their work at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. The event will be introduced by Waywiser's Senior American Editor, Joseph Harrison.