DAISY FRIED  |  WCU Poet-In-Residence  Fall 2020

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Daisy Fried is the author of three books of poetry: Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice, named by Library Journal as one of the five best poetry books of 2013, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn’t Mean to Do It, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. She has been awarded Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, and the Editors Prize for a feature article from Poetry, for “Sing, God-Awful Muse,” about reading Paradise Lost, breastfeeding and the importance of difficulty. Recently, her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry, London Review of Books, Poetry, PN Review, Zocalo, Threepenny Review, Poetry International and many other journals and anthologies. She is poetry editor for the literary resistance journal Scoundrel Time, occasionally reviews poetry for the New York Times and elsewhere, is member of the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, and lives in Philadelphia.


The events surrounding our Poet in Residence this fall will all be virtual. In addition, some events will be streamed live on Facebook (@wcupoetry and @ArtsAtWCUPA). All events are free and many will be open to the public. Zoom links and registration will be forthcoming, please check back to this page for updates.

 Opening Night Reading - October 7 - 4:30PM
Poetry Reading List

Craft Talk - "Coolness" - October 14 - 11:00-11:50AM
Craft Talk Information

Craft Talk  - "Singing in Dark Times" - November 4 - 4:30PM
Free Registration

Celebratory Final Reading - November 19 - 7:30PM
Free Registration!

Purchase Books by Daisy Fried
Book Flyer



Contact Cherise Pollard for information.


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