Assistant Professor of English Kathryn Cowles will read selections from her poetry on Wednesday, April 4. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. in the Fisher Center.
“My latest creative work explores contemporary ruins and the cities that house them, including Detroit and Las Vegas, and often involves splicing photographs with words to produce hybrid texts in which visual and poetic elements are coequal forces,” explains Cowles. “I’m also interested in poetry as a method of transcribing the stuff of the world and the ways in which types of language not thought to be poetic – the language of science, maps, guidebooks, or recipes – can contain lyric, transcendent moments.”
Cowles is the author of the Brunsman Poetry prize-winning book, “Eleanor, Eleanor, Not Your Real Name,” which received the Best Poetry Book Prize (Reader’s Choice) in Salt Lake City Weekly. Her work has been published in literary journals and anthologies, including Bombay Gin, Forklift Ohio, Interim, Versal, the Colorado Review and “Flatmancrooked’s Slim Volume of Contemporary American Poetry.”
Cowles joined the HWS community in 2011. She received her B.A. and her M.A. from the University of Utah. She earned her Ph.D. in English, creative writing and poetry, with her dissertation “Maps and Transcripts” from the University of Utah. Her areas of study focus on creative writing, composition and theory.
Prior to joining the Colleges, Cowles served as an assistant professor of English and poetry at Ohio Northern University, and as a teaching fellow at the University of Utah.
This event is sponsored by Writers’ Reading.