Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
Fourth Floor Program Room
JANE SATTERFIELD is the author of five poetry books, including The Badass Brontës (a winner of the Diode Editions Book Prize, published in 2023), Apocalypse Mix (Autumn House Poetry Prize, 2016), Her Familiars, and Assignation at Vanishing Point. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry from Bellingham Review, the Ledbury Poetry Festival Prize, and more. Her nonfiction book, Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond, features selections that received the Florida Review Editors’ Prize and the Faulkner Society/Pirate’s Alley Essay Award. With Laurie Kruk, she co-edited the multi-genre anthology Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland (Demeter Press, 2015). Recent poetry and essays appear in Birmingham Poetry Review, The Common, Ecotone, Literary Matters, The Missouri Review, Orion, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere, as well as on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. Satterfield has served on the faculty of the West Chester Poetry Conference and as the 2019 Salisbury, Maryland Poet-in-Residence. She is married to poet Ned Balbo and lives in Baltimore, where she is a professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland.
GARY SLACK is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the English Department at Loyola University Maryland. Gary’s research interests include print culture and publishing during the Black Arts Movement. His dissertation, titled Editing Black Aesthetics: Hoyt Fuller, Toni Morrison and the Black Book, examines how editors, in their search of “Black aesthetics,” shaped African American literature of the 1960s and 1970s. He is currently revising his dissertation into a book centered around The Black Book (1974). Gary received his PhD in Literatures in English from Cornell University.