Chris Martin, Bonnie Nadzam & Maxine Scates
February 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm AKST
Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/.
Chris Martin is the author of four poetry collections: Things to Do in Hell, The Falling Down Dance, Becoming Weather, and American Music, chosen by C.D. Wright for the Hayden Carruth Award. He has been a writer-in-residence at the Minnesota History Center’s Gale Library, a Bartos fellow at United World College, a reader-in-residence at the South Minneapolis Society Library, and the recipient of a 2017 NEA grant for poetry.
In 2015, Martin cofounded Unrestricted Interest, a consultancy and writing program dedicated to transforming the lives of kids and adults on the autism spectrum through poetry and song. He also coedits Unrestricted Editions, dedicated to transforming poetry and song though the voices of those with autism.
Bonnie Nadzam is an American writer from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Her first novel, Lamb, was recipient of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, was longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction in the UK, and was translated into several languages. The book was made into an award-winning independent film, Lamb. Nadzam is also co-author of Love in the Anthropocene with environmental ethicist Dale Jamieson. Her second novel, Lions, was released in 2016 and was a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award in Fiction. Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Granta, Epoch, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, and many others. Nadzam is an Alaska Quartey Review contributing editor.
Maxine Scates’ fourth collection of poetry, My Wilderness, will be published in the Pitt Poetry Series in the Fall of 2021. She is also the author of three earlier collections of poems: Undone; Black Loam, which received the Lyre Prize and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award for Poetry; and Toluca Street, which received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and the Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Agni, The American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Cave Wall, Crazyhore, Hubbub, Ironwood, Massachusetts Review, Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, Plume, Prairie Schooner, The New England Review, The New Yorker, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and ZYZZYVA, and received the Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2016.