Dawn Lundy Martin on Voice

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“In every single book of poems there are, to me, what feel like really explicit autobiographical moments and gestures.” Dawn Lundy Martin speaks about trying to find a language to express trauma, and the use of voice and narrative in her poetry in this interview with City of Asylum. Martin won the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her collection Good Stock Strange Blood (Coffee House Press, 2017).

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Phillip B. Williams in the Poetry Library

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Phillip B. Williams discusses his use of “the grotesque” in his poetry, the relationship between poetry and the internet, and how to foster literary community at the Tufts poetry library at Claremont Graduate University. Williams is the winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his debut collection, Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016).

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