Conversation Four: Rae Armantrout & Rachael Allen

6.45pm - 8.15pm

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Rae Armantrout

Rae’s most recent books, Versed, Money Shot, Just Saying, Itself, Partly: New and Selected Poems, Entanglements, (a chapbook selection of poems in conversation with physics), and Wobble were published by Wesleyan University Press. Wobble, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, was selected by Library Journal as one of the seven best poetry books of 2018.

In 2010 her book Versed won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. She is recently retired from UC San Diego where she was professor of poetry and poetics. She lives in the Seattle area.

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Rachael Allen

Rachael has been a fixture at Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival since the beginning, introducing a stream of outstanding young poets to Cornwall.

Her debut pamphlet was published as part of the Faber New Poets series. Other publications include the collaborations Nights of Poor Sleep (Test Centre, 2017) and Jolene (Matchstick, 2014), and her recent debut collection Kingdomland (Faber, 2019).

Rachael is the poetry editor for Granta, and co-editor of Clinic Press and of the online journal Tender. She is a recipient of both the Eric Gregory Award and the Northern Writers' Andrew Waterhouse Award.