Friday, November 20, 7:00pm - Poets TERRY BLACKHAWK & LAURA DONNELLY

Combined image of two women. On the left, poet Terry Blackhawk stands at a podium in front of a bookshelf. On the right, Poet Laura Donnelly stands with arms crossed in front of a window.

Terry Blackhawk founded and directed Detroit’s InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO), a renowned poets-in-schools program. Her poetry collections include One Less River (Mayapple Press, 2019); body & field (Michigan State University Press, 1999); Escape Artist (BkMk Press, 2003), selected by Molly Peacock for the John Ciardi Prize; The Dropped Hand (Lotus Press, imprint of WSU Press 2011); The Light Between (Wayne State University Press, 2012), as well as four chapbooks. Before her retirement in 2015, she co-edited To Light a Fire: Twenty Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project (WSU Press, 2015) with iO Senior Writer Peter Markus.

Laura Donnelly is the author of Midwest Gothic, winner of the Richard Snyder Prize and forthcoming from Ashland Poetry Press in fall 2020. Midwest Gothic was also a finalist for the Poets Out Loud Prize and the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award. Donnelly’s first book of poetry, Watershed, won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize. Her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Rhino, Passages North, Flyway, and Mississippi Review. She is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at SUNY Oswego.

This event is online and is free and open to the public. In order to receive an invitation to the Zoom room, please email DWC director Phil Memmer at before the day of the event. All event times are Eastern Standard. Zoom lobbies for all events will open at 6:50pm the day of the event.

Locations: Arts Branch