Rachel Galvin, poet, translator, and scholar, was the final reader in the spring 2019 Visiting Writers Series. She is an associate professor at the University of Chicago, and co-founder of Outranspo, an international creative translation collective (www.outranspo.com). In this episode, Rachel reads from Elevated Threat Level, a collection of her lyric poetry that reflects on news reporting, natural disasters, journalist safety, and much more.
Abigail Chabitnoy is a poet of Unangan and Sugpiaq descent and a member of the Tangirnaq Native Village in Kodiak, Alaska. She received her MFA at Colorado State University, where she was an associate editor for the Colorado Review. Her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Nat Brut, Red Ink and Mud City. Her first full length book of poetry, How to Dress a Fish was published in February of 2019 by Wesleyan University Press. In this episode, Abigail reads from How to Dress a Fish, which addresses the lives disrupted by US Indian boarding school policy.Read More