Monday, Mar 23, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art
160 Overton Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Kristin George Bagdanov is a poet whose work addresses the human encounter with nature in the context of climate catastrophe, toxicity and waste, the body, and extinction. Amy Brady of the Chicago Review of Books has written that, “With glistening intelligence and sensitivity to the natural world, Bagdanov has crafted poems that inspire thoughtful reflection as well as trepidation about the future of the planet.” Bagdanov earned her M.F.A. in poetry from Colorado State University and her poems have recently appeared in The River Rail, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and other journals. Her first poetry collection, Fossils in the Making, was published in April 2019 by Black Ocean. Her second book, Diurne, won the 2019 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and was published by Tupelo Press in September 2019. She has received fellowships from Phi Kappa Phi, Lilly Graduate Fellows, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is the senior poetry editor of Ruminate Magazine. She is a PhD candidate in English Literature at U.C. Davis, where she is writing a dissertation on nuclear poetics. Copies of Bagdanov’s books will be available for sale at the event. More at kristingeorgebagdanov.com
Note that the gallery, which is usually closed Mondays, will be specially opened for this event.