National Poetry Month with poets Bryant, Gonzalez, Taylor, and Viti
ABOUT THE POETS
Heather Corbally Bryant is a Lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. She is the author of nine poetry collections: Cheap Grace (2011, as Heather Jordan), Lottery Ticket (2013), Compass Rose ( 2015), My Wedding Dress (2016), Thunderstorm (2017), Eve’s Lament, (2018), James Joyce’s Water Closet (2018), Leaving Santorini (2019), and Practicing Yoga in a Former Shoe Factory, her ninth collection (2020).
Octavio R. González is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Wellesley College. His first poetry collection, The Book of Ours, was a selection of the chapbook series at Letras Latinas, University of Notre Dame (Momotombo Press, 2009). He is currently working on a second poetry manuscript, tentatively titled The Wingless Hour. Some poems from this collection appear in Lambda Literary's Poetry Spotlight, Anomaly, La Guagua, and the "Taboo" series at La Casita Grande, as well as an anthology of Dominican poets in the diaspora (Retrato íntimo de poetas dominicanos). Other poems appear in Puerto del Sol, OCHO, and MiPoesias, among other journals. González is also at work on what he calls an "ekphrastic memoir," the first part of which appears in the inaugural issue of the bilingual Latino Book Review; as well as on a closet drama (or dramatic dialogue), "Q & A." Act Two of "Q & A" will be dramatized for Tavi’s portion of the reading. You can follow him on Twitter @TaviRGonzalez.
Pamela L. Taylor is a data guru at Wellesley College by day and a poet by night. She has a doctorate in Psychology from UCLA, an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and was a Cave Canem Fellow (2012, 2013, 2014). Pamela’s first chapbook of poetry, My Mother’s Child, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in June 2015. When Pamela is not working or writing, she’s dancing Argentine tango. Her blog, www.poetsdoublelife.com, is geared toward poets with non-literary careers.
Lynne S. Viti, lecturer emerita at Wellesley College, is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Baltimore Girls (2017), and The Glamorganshire Bible (2018). She received Honorable Mentions in the Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest, the WOMR/Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest, and Grey Borders Wanted Works. Her first full-length poetry collection, Dancing at Lake Montebello, will be published in November 2020 by Apprentice House Press. Going Too Fast (Finishing Line Press, March 2020) is her first book of fiction.