Join us for an evening of poetry with Lindsay Turner and Lauren Alleyne. This event is free and open to the public.
Lindsay Turner is the author of Songs & Ballads, forthcoming from Prelude Books in 2018. Her French-to-English translations include adagio ma non troppo by Ryoko Sekiguchi (forthcoming, Les Figues Press) and The Next Love, by Stéphane Bouquet (forthcoming, Nightboat Books), as well as a book of philosophy by Frederic Neyrat, Atopias (cotranslated with Walt Hunter, Fordham University Press, 2017). Originally from northeast Tennessee, she holds an AB from Harvard College, a Masters in cinema from the Université Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle, an MFA in poetry from New York University, and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia. Starting in fall 2018, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
Lauren K. Alleyne is the author of Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press, 2014) and Honeyfish (2018 Green Rose Prize, forthcoming 2019). She holds an MFA in poetry and a graduate certificate in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies from Cornell University, and an MA in English and creative writing from Iowa State University. Alleyne’s fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and poetry have been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Guernica, The Caribbean Writer, Black Arts Quarterly, The Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gathering Ground, and Growing Up Girl, among others. Her work has earned several honors and awards, most recently the Picador Guest Professorship in Literature at the University of Leipzig, Germany; a 2014 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship; and first place in the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Contest. Alleyne was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, and is currently Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an Associate Professor of English at James Madison University.