Writers on Writing: Alice Jones and Rusty Morrison

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 4:00 pm
Alice Jones and Rusty Morrison read from and discuss their latest work. Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
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The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public every Monday evening of the semester. Taught by Donna de la Perrière, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.

Alice Jones

Jones has won fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and National Endowment for the Arts, the First Annual Narrative Magazine Poetry Prize and Robert H. Winner and Lyric Poetry Awards from the Poetry Society of America. After practicing internal medicine for some years, Jones now practices psychoanalysis in Berkeley and is a supervising and training analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Her books include The Knot, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books, and Anatomy, a letterpress chapbook from Bullnettle Press of San Francisco. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, The Denver Quarterly and Chelsea.

Rusty Morrison

Morrison’s After Urgency (Tupelo) won the Dorset Prize. “the true keeps calm biding its story (Ahsahta) won the Sawtooth Prize, Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award, a Northern California Book Award and the Poetry Society of America’s DiCastagnola Award. Whethering (The Center for Literary Publishing) won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. She has also received the Bogin, Hemley and Winner awards from the Poetry Society of America. Her poems and essays have appeared, or will appear in, American Poetry Review, Aufgabe, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Lana Turner, Pleiades, Spoon River, The Volta’s Evening Will Come, VOLT and elsewhere. Her poems have been anthologized in Postmodern American Poetry, The Arcadia Project: Postmodern Pastoral, Beauty is a Verb and The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare and Elsewhere. Morrison has been Omnidawn co-publisher since 2001. Her next book, Beyond the Chainlink (Ahsahta), will be published in January.