The Class of 1945 Library celebrates National Poetry Month with readings by Sarah Anderson, Maggie Dietz, and Katherine Towler; three women with connections to Phillips Exeter Academy. The event will be held on Tuesday April 19th at 7pm, in the Library’s Rockefeller Hall followed by a reception and book signing.
Sarah Anderson is a poet and English teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy. Her poems have appeared in The 2008 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire, Twin Farm Anthology (2007), Currents V: Seacoast Writers Association Journal, The Cafe Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, and The Oakland Review. Anderson is the founder of the Silo Series, a reading series for locally and nationally published authors held in her Word Barn in Exeter, NH.
Maggie Dietz is the author of That Kind of Happy (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and Perennial Fall (University of Chicago, 2006), which won the 2007 Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry and a Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award for Outstanding Achievement. Additional awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize, the George Bennett Fellowship at Phillips Exeter Academy, as well as fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the NH State Council on the Arts. Dietz’s poems have appeared widely in literary journals such as Poetry,Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Agni, Harvard Review and Salmagundi. Dietz a currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Katherine Towler is author of the memoir The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship (2016); the novels Snow Island, Evening Ferry, and Island Light; and co-editor ofA God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith (2012). Towler has been awarded fellowships by Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and served as the George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy. Her work has appeared in literary magazines including The Sun Magazine, The Worcester Review, The Tusculum Review, and Agni. Towler teaches in the MFA Program at Southern New Hampshire University and works as a freelance writer.
This event is free and open to the public.