Award-winning Authors to Lecture on Poetry and Photography

Kevin Craft and Andrew Zawacki Will Present Their Recent Works May 2

By: Camlynne Waring

Kevin Craft Photo Credit: Frank Huster

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Poets and authors Kevin Craft and Andrew Zawacki will present a film and text program on poetry and photography entitled “The New Imagism: Poetry, Lies & Videotape” on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in Room 117 of the Administration Building.  Craft will present pieces from the new issue of Poetry Northwest, which focuses on poetry and photography, and discuss the inspirations for the issue.  Zawacki will read excerpts from his recent book, “Videotape,” and discuss the use of photography in his work.          

Kevin Craft is the editor of Poetry Northwest, one of America’s longest running and most established poetry publications. His books include “Solar Prominence” (Cloudbank Books, 2005), and five volumes of the anthology “Mare Nostrum,” an annual collection of Italian translation and Mediterranean-inspired writing (Writ in Water Press, 2004–2009). He lives in Seattle, and directs both the Written Arts Program at Everett Community College and the University of Washington’s Summer Creative Writing in Rome Program.

Andrew Zawacki is the author of numerous books, including “Petals of Zero Petals of One”; “Georgia,” co-winner of the 1913 Prize; and “Masquerade,” which received the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and The New Republic, and have been included in a number of anthologies. He has had nine fellowships, including ones from the Fulbright Foundation (Australia) and the Rhodes Trust (England).  He has a master’s degree in modern English literature from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and a doctorate in philosophy from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He teaches at the University of Georgia.


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