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Trias Welcomes Brenda Sieczkowski

Noted poet and writer Brenda Sieczkowski will join the Trias Residency for Writers on Thursday, April 30, as the final reader of the spring Trias-in-Residency Reading Series. Sieczkowski will read at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackwell Room in Demarest Hall.

Sieczkowski arrives at HWS from Omaha, Neb., where she lives, works and writes. She has written for numerous print and online journals, including The New England Review, The Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Poet Lore, and Versal, among others. In 2006, her essay “16 Doors” won the Fellowship Competition award in the Writers @ Work competition for the non-fiction category.

Sieczkowski’s first chapbook, “Wonder Girl in Monster Land,” was published in 2012 by dancing girl press. In 2013, Black Lawrence Press published Sieczowski’s poetry collection, “Like Oysters Observing the Sun.” Since then, she has followed with two other publications. Most recently, Little Red Leaves’ Textile Series published her second chapbook, “Fallout and Flotation Devices.”  

Currently, she is working as a case manager with chronically homeless individuals while taking time off from her Ph.D. studies in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah.

The Peter Trias Endowed Fund supports the Trias Residency Reading Series for Poetry and Creative Writing, a bequest of Peter J. Trias ’70.

For more information about The Peter Trias Residency for Writers, visit the website at or contact Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Kathryn Cowles, director of the Trias Residency for Writers, at