Tuesday, October 23, 7pm – Poetry
The Moonstone Poetry Series Present Mentor and Mentored
Nathalie F. Anderson with Daisy Fried & Brendan Grady
Nathalie F. Anderson is the author of Following Fred Astaire (1998 Washington Prize from The Word Works), Crawlers (2005 McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press), Quiver, and Stain( soon to arrive). Anderson’s poems have appeared in such journals as APR’s Philly Edition, Atlanta Review, Denver Quarterly, DoubleTake, Inkwell Magazine, Journal of Mythic Arts, Louisville Review, Natural Bridg, The New Yorker, Nimrod, North American Review, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Recorder, Southern Poetry Review, and Spazio Humano. Her work has been commissioned for the Ulster Museum’s collection of visual art and poetry titled A Conversation Piece; for the catalogue of the retrospective exhibition Sarah McEneany at the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania; and for the artist’s press book titled Ars Botanica published by ELM Press. Her work appears in The Book of Irish American Poetry From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, and her poems have twice been solicited for inclusion in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She has authored libretti for three operas – The Black Swan; Sukey in the Dark; and an operatic version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia – all in collaboration with the composer Thomas Whitman. A 1993 Pew Fellow, she serves currently as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, and she teaches at Swarthmore College, where she is a Professor in the Department of English Literature and directs the Program in Creative Writing.
Daisy Fried is the author of three books of poetry, the forthcoming Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice , My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and one of Library Journal’s 10 Best Poetry Books of 2006, and She Didn’t Mean to Do It, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Award. For her poetry, she’s received Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize and the Cohen Award from Ploughshares. Recent poems have been published in the London Review of Books, The Nation, The New Republic, Poetry, The Threepenny Review and elsewhere. She reviews poetry books for The New York Times, Poetry and The Threepenny Review, and won the Editors Award from Poetry for “Sing, God-Awful Muse,” an essay about reading Paradise Lost, difficulty, Nipple Nazis and breastfeeding.
Brendan Grady graduated from Swarthmore College in 2009 where he studied poetry with Nathalie Anderson. He recently received his MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson where he worked with Daisy Fried during his final semester. He currently lives in Wallingford, PA and is completing his first book, Confidence Man.