Thursday, January 14, 2016

Barbara Duffey, Crag Hill, and Meagen Youngdahl

Barbara Duffey, Crag Hill, and Meagen Youngdahl
5pm Sunday, January 24th

Barbara Duffey is a 2015 NEA Literature Fellow in poetry. Her collection Simple Machines won the 2015 Washington Prize from The Word Works and will be published in March 2016. She is also the author of I Might Be Mistaken (Word Poetry, 2015) and an assistant professor of English at Dakota Wesleyan University. She lives in Mitchell, SD, with her husband and son. You can find her online at and on Twitter @BarbaraNDuffey.

Crag Hill has been engaged with the liminal spaces between letters, words, and images—the images of words—for over three decades. He co-edited one of the seminal magazines devoted to concrete/visual poetry, Score, presenting the work of concrete/visual poets from dozens of countries through 20 issues. With Nico Vassilakis, Hill co-edited The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics, 2012), a project that documents the art of word/image as it prepares to pivot off the page. Since the 1980s he has published over 200 poems, verbal and visual, in journals around the world. His most recent book, a series of 52 poems, is 7 x 7 (Otoliths, 2010). He teaches English Education at the University of Oklahoma.

Meagen Youngdahl is a graduate of the MA program in creative writing at UC Davis. As an undergrad at Berkeley, she completed a manuscript of poems translated from Swedish. She is currently working a trans-genre project that investigates UFO witness testimony alongside recollections of girlhood in a Catholic household. Meagen is in her first year of study as a doctoral student in creative writing at KU.