October 15th, 3-4pm
Goodwin Room, Jones Library, 43 Amity St. Amherst
ABOUT ANAÏS DUPLAN AND ZACH SAVICH
Anaïs Duplan is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). Their poems and essays have appeared in Hyperallergic, on PBS News Hour, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, Fence, Boston Review, The Journal, and in other publications. Duplan is also an artist and curator who has facilitated exhibitions at the Distillery Gallery, Elastic Arts, Disjecta, the Radical Abacus, Public Space One, and at Mengi in Reykjavík, Iceland. Their visual works have appeared or are forthcoming in group exhibitions at Flux Factory, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Daata Editions, the 13th Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in LA. Anaïs is the founder of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for artists of color in Iowa City and is the joint Public Programs Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Savich received a BA in English from the University of Washington and MFAs from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has taught creative writing and literature courses at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand; the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Seminar in Rome; the University of Iowa; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the Iowa Summer Writers Festival; and Shippensburg University. Since 2013, he has taught in the BFA Program for Creative Writing at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. He has also worked extensively in community settings and with K-12 students, including through The Kenyon Review’s Young Writers Workshop.
From 2010 to 2013, Savich served as book review editor for The Kenyon Review. He has also held editorial positions with Thermos Magazine, Iowa Review, and several limited-edition projects including Duets, a series of chapbooks pairing work by poets from the US and New Zealand. He is the co-editor of Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series, which publishes one book of innovative fiction, nonfiction, or sui generis prose each year.
Savich is currently completing his fifth collection of poetry, The Orchard Green and Every Color, which will be published by Omnidawn in 2016, and writing a memoir about cancer, poetry, and friendship. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, the novelist and editor Hilary Plum.
ABOUT JUBILAT / JONES
jubilat / Jones is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Jones Library and jubilat Literary Journal with additional support from the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action, the Amherst Cultural Council, and the UMass MFA Program for Poets and Writers.
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