Our poetry track continues to grow with craft-oriented workshops and talks, focused as always on enriching the writing of beginning and committed poets alike. Diving into fundamentals, pushing imagery to convey emotion effectively, discussing form and meter, and fine tuning a poem, even line by line, are integral to the poetic dialogue. The works-in-progress on Friday evening fosters this playfully serious engagement. We are proud of the attention that our poetry readers pay to the manuscripts they receive.
Kerri Webster is the author of two books of poetry: Grand & Arsenal, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and published in 2012, and We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone, published by the University of Georgia in 2005. She received her BA from Boise State University and her MFA from Indiana University. From 2006 to 2010, Webster was Writer in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The recipient of a $50,000 Whiting Award and the Lucille Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of America, her poems have appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Poetry, the Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and the Kenyon Review. Webster currently teaches creative writing at Boise State as an adjunct professor.
Matt Daly’s poetry has been published in Clerestory, The Cortland Review, Pilgrimage, Sixfold, Split Rock Review and elsewhere. He received the 2015 Neltje Blanchan Award for writing inspired by the natural world and a 2013 creative writing fellowship in poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council. Matt regularly teaches poetry writing workshops and residencies in Wyoming. He is also on the faculty of a week-long continuing medical education course offered by Harvard Medical School.