On the 11/30/22 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:
Dr. Andy interviews poet and UC Davis professor Katie Peterson! Peterson talks with Dr. Andy about her most recent book; about the ways that lines, images, and poems come to her; and the process by which she discovers refrains rather than designating them. She then reads us a poem (with a refrain), titled “The Night,” a perpetual inquiry into endings and beginnings. Later, we hear select recordings of Donald Hall speaking about his entry into poetry and his experiences meeting with T.S. Eliot. Finally, listeners get a sample of Dr. Andy’s weekly blog, this edition bringing us a Thanksgiving tale of true ingenuity.
Katie Peterson’s collections of poetry include This One Tree (2006), Permission (2013), The Accounts (2013), the winner of the 2014 Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas, and A Piece of Good News (2019), a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Her fifth book, Life in a Field, a collaboration with photographer Young Suh, was selected by Rachel Zucker for the 2020 Omnidawn Open Book Prize. Her edition of the Brief Selected Poems of Robert Lowell was published in 2017. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute, and Yaddo. Her poems have appeared in the Birmingham Poetry Review, Changes Review, Literary Imagination, the New York Review of Books, and most of the other prestigious markets for the best poems. Peterson directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at UC Davis, where she is Professor of English and a Chancellor’s Fellow.
Katie Peterson will read with Christian Gullette at the Poetry Night Reading Series this Thursday, December 1st, 7:00 PM at the Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street in Davis.
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