Hailey Leithauser's book, Swoop (Graywolf, 2013), was the winner of the Poetry Foundation's 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award and was named one of the top ten poetry titles of fall 2013 by Publishers Weekly, which describes it as "a frantic argument in favor of obvious beauty, of ornament, and of elaborate jokes, as barriers against something like despair." Leithauser's work appears widely in journals and anthologies, including the The Antioch Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry, the Southwest Review, and The Best American Poetry. She lives in Takoma Park, MD.
Poetry in The Branches Coordinator and Information Technology Director for Poets House in New York City, Reginald Harris won the 2012 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for Autogeography. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, recipient of Individual Artist Awards for both poetry and fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, and Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the ForeWord Book of the Year for 10 Tongues: Poems (2002), his work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and other publications. An Associate Editor for Lambda Literary Foundation’s Lambda Literary Review, he lives in Brooklyn, where he pretends to work on another manuscript.
Read poems by Hailey Leithauser here.
Recorded On: Wednesday, October 30, 2013