KIMBERLY BURWICK & KEVIN GOODAN

April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Poets Kimberly Burwick and Kevin Goodan will read from their work.

Kimberly Burwick is the author of five collections of poetry: Brightword (forthcoming in fall 2019 from Carnegie Mellon), Custody of the Eyes, Good Night Brother, Horses in the Cathedral and Has No Kinsmen. Burwick earned her BA in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She teaches at Washington State University. In writing about Custody of the Eyes, Yusef Komunyakaa said that "Each terse lyric expands into a glossary of measured emotions where nature is a character that emerges and delivers a life-force inherent in the spirit of the poems."

Kevin Goodan was raised in western Montana, and fought forest fires for ten seasons with the USFS, on the Lolo National Forest. He is the author of five collections of poetry: In The Ghost-House Acquainted , Winter Tenor, Upper Level Disturbances, Let The Voices and Anaphora: an elegy. He is Professor of English at Lewis-Clark State College. Natalie Diaz says that the "energy and electricity of language in Kevin Goodan’s new book, Anaphora, build a new elegy, one that resembles anger and fire as much as despair.” Chris Dombrowski says that Goodan is " a lasting and essential presence in our poetry."