The poet Allison Cobb returns to the New Writing Series for a reading on Thursday, April 12, at 4:30pm in the Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104). The event will be hosted and introduced by Benjamin Freidlander.
Allison Cobb is the author of After We All Died (Ahsahta Press); Plastic: an autobiography (Essay Press EP series); Born2 (Chax Press); and Green-Wood, originally published by Factory School with a new edition forthcoming in 2018 from Nightboat Books. After We All Died is a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Oregon Book Award. The poet Carolyn Forché calls After We All Died “inventive, visionary, hard-thought, and impossible to put down.”
Cobb’s work combines historical and scientific research, essay, and poetry to address issues of landscape, politics, and ecology. She was a 2018 finalist for the Oregon Book Award; a 2015 finalist for the National Poetry Series; a 2015 Djerassi Resident Artist; a 2014 Playa Resident Artist; received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission; and was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow.
She last read in the New Writing Series in April of 2007.
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Departmentand the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Fiddlehead Fund, the New Writing Series Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the Clement & Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the Fernald APPE space.
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