Moonstone Poetry @ Brandywine Workshop
728 S. Broad Street.
Saturday April 19 – 7pm
Lisa Coffman, Nathalie Anderson
and W.D. Ehrhart
Lisa Coffman grew up in East Tennessee and now lives on California’s Central Coast– a pair of landscapes that color and inspire her writing. She is the author of two poetry collections, Less Obvious Gods, and Likely. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, and has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry.
Nathalie Anderson must have a very large shelf in her house for all of her awards. To name a few: the Pew Arts Award, the Washington Prize from The Word Works, the McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, … the list goes on. When she isn’t racking up awards for her poetry, she serves as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, and teaches at Swarthmore College , where she is a professor in the Department of English Literature and directs the Program in Creative Writing. In her spare time, she runs one of the area’s best poetry list servs.
W.D. Ehrhart is the author or editor of 21 books of poetry and nonfiction prose and a teacher of history and English at the Haverford School in suburban Philadelphia, where he also coaches Winter Track and sponsors the Poetry Club. A Marine Corps veteran of both the Vietnam War and Vietnam Veterans Against the War, he is the subject of The Last Time I Dreamed About the War: Essays on the Life and Writing of W. D. Ehrhart, forthcoming this year from McFarland & Company.