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Barbara Ras and Martha Rhodes Readings
Feb 02 2012
Neal Marshall Grand Hall
|Martha Rhodes is the author of four poetry collections: At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance (winner of the Green Rose Prize, Mother Quiet, and most recently, The Beds, (2012, Autumn House Press). She is the director of the Frost Place Festival and Conference on Poetry and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the director of Four Way Books and lives in New York City.
Barbara Ras is the author of the poetry collections Bite Every Sorrow (LSU Press, 1998), chosen by C. K. Williams to receive the 1997 Walt Whitman Award and also awarded the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, One Hidden Stuff (Penguin 2006), and The Last Skin (Penguin 2010), which won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Poetry. Ras has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, TriQuarterly, American Scholar, Massachusetts Review, Orion, as well as many other magazines and anthologies. She is the editor of a collection of short fiction in translation, Costa Rica: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press, 1994).
She has taught at writers’ conferences across the country and has been on the faculty of the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Ras lives in San Antonio, where she directs Trinity University Press.