Poets in Print

September 2018: Traci Brimhall and Oliver Baez Bendorf

Saturday, September 15, 2018

KBAC Gallery
7:00 p.m.

With Broadsides by Caroline Allen and Sidney Anderson

The Broadsides


Brimhall by Allen

Poet: Traci Brimhall
Artist: Caroline Allen
Poem: Love Poem Without a Drop of Hyperbole in It



Baez Bendorf by Anderson

Poet: Oliver Baez Bendorf
Artist: Sidney Anderson
Poem: Oracle


The Authors

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Traci Brimhall

Traci Brimhall is the author of three collections of poetry: Saudade (Copper Canyon Press); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; andRookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award; as well as an illustrated children’s book, Sophia & The Boy Who Fell. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Believer, The New Republic, Orion, and Best American Poetry 2013 & 2014.  She’s received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Currently, she’s an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS. 


Oliver Baez Bendorf

Oliver Baez Bendorf is the author of Advantages of Being Evergreen (forthcoming Fall 2019), winner of Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Poetry Book Competition, and The Spectral Wilderness (Kent State U., 2015), finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. He is a recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Lambda Literary, Vermont Studio Center, and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Creative Writing. His work has been featured widely including in American Poetry Review, Buzzfeed, The Feminist Wire, Poem-a-Day, Poetry NorthwestTroubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and translated into Russian. He holds an MFA in Poetry and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Kalamazoo College.

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