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Friday, May 26, 2023


7:00 PM, May 26

Poets Cynthia Hogue and Mary Gilliland
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Cynthia Hogue's 10th collection of poetry is instead, it is dark (Red Hen Press, 2023). Her ekphrastic Covid chapbook is entitled Contain (Tram Editions 2022), and her new collaborative translation from the French of Nicole Brossard is Distantly (Omnidawn 2022). Among her honors are two NEA Fellowships, the Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets, and residency fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and the Anderson Center. Hogue was the inaugural Marshall Chair in Poetry at Arizona State University, and served as Guest Editor for Poem-a-Day for September 2022.

Author and eco-activist Mary Gilliland of Ithaca is the author of two award-winning collections: The Devil's Fools (Codhill Press 2022) and The Ruined Walled Castle Garden (Bright Hill Press 2020), with poems anthologized most recently in Rumors Secrets & Lies: Poems on Pregnancy, Abortion & Choice; Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands; and Wild Gods: The Ecstatic in Contemporary Poetry and Prose. She is a past recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center and a Cornell University Council on the Arts Faculty Grant.

The event will be held in person and streamed on Zoom.


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