The New Social Environment#722

I Wish I Had an Atmospheric River: Songs of Joy and Peace, A Rail Reading curated by Daniel Bouchard

Featuring Bouchard, Kate Colby and Rachel Blau DuPlessis


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Daniel Bouchard curates our 117th Poetry Reading with Kate Colby and Rachel Blau DuPlessis.

In this talk

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

A portrait of Rachel Blau DuPlessis.
Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a poet, critic, and collagist. Just published work in 2022 is Selected Poems 1980-2020 from CHAX Press. Forthcoming are A Long Essay on the Long Poem from University of Alabama Press, the collage poem Life in Handkerchiefs, from Materialist Press, and Daykeeping (2020) from Selva Oscura—all in 2023. Her work in poetry includes the multi-volume long poem “Drafts” (1986- 2012).

Kate Colby

A photo of Kate Colby
Kate Colby is author of nine books of poetry, including I Mean (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015) and Reverse Engineer (Ornithopter Press, 2022). She has received awards from the Poetry Society of America, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, the Dodd Research Center at UConn, and Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room. Recent work appears in Conjunctions, Fence, Lana Turner, LitHub, Oversound, and The Nation. She lives in Providence.

Daniel Bouchard

Daniel Bouchard
Courtesy of Daniel Bouchard
Daniel Bouchard’s most recent books are Spider Drop (Subpress) and Art & Nature (Ugly Duckling Presse). Peter Gizzi said of his work: “There’s a love of diction, of words and their histories, of things, and things as words; a highly crafted and hammered work artfully deployed.” His poems in progress examine received history and scrutinize it as manifested in painting, poetry, film, music, and monuments. He is a long distance walker and an amateur book restorer. He works in academic publishing.

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