Poetry Center Book Award Reading: Ashley Toliver and Jason Bayani
Join us for this reading by Poetry Center Book Award winner Ashley Toliver (“Spectra,” Coffee House Press). Award judge Jason Bayani will join her, reading his own work, with the two poets in conversation with one another and the audience. Emcee: Brent Awa Jensen. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Free.
“Ashley Toliver’s ‘Spectra’ is an immensely moving work. Its three-act structure entrenches within the violent friction between nature and manmade forms and between nature and the human body,” Bayani said.
Since 1980 The Poetry Center has presented its book award annually to an outstanding book of poetry published in the previous year. It carries a cash prize and an invitation to read, along with the award judge, at The Poetry Center.