Tuesday October 15th: Corrie Williamson, Henrietta Goodman, and Becca Carson join us for a poetry reading. 7 pm.
Corrie Williamson was born on a small farm in southwestern Virginia. Her first book, Sweet Husk, won the 2014 Perugia Press Prize, and was a finalist for the 2015 Library of Virginia Poetry Award. Her second book, The River Where You Forgot My Name, was selected by Allison Joseph for the 2018 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and will be released in October of 2019. She has taught writing at the University of Arkansas, Helena College, and Carroll College. In 2020 she’ll be the resident at the PEN Northwest/Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency on the Rogue River in Oregon. Her poems have appeared in venues such as The Missouri Review, AGNI, Poetry Daily Shenandoah, Bright Bones, and many others.
Henrietta Goodman is the author of three books of poetry: All That Held Us, a memoir-based sonnet-sequence published by BkMk Press in 2018 as winner of the John Ciardi Prize; Hungry Moon, published by Colorado State University in 2013 ; and Take What You Want, which won the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books in 2006. She divides her time between Missoula and Billings, where she teaches at Rocky Mountain College.
Becca Carson’s first book, Flight Path, was published in 2018 by FootHills Publishing, and her nonfiction has appeared in Mamalode magazine. She lives in Missoula with her wife Cori, their kids, and their cats and dogs. Most of Becca’s time is spent in the classroom at Big Sky High School, where she teaches English and introductory creative writing, in addition to two upper-level creative writing courses known collectively as the Aerie Magazine Program, which publishes two student-produced literary magazines annually. Becca is governed by insatiable curiosity.