Literature Program
 


Friday, October 19, 2007

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
UB Poetics Program

Timothy Donnelly & Siobhan Scarry

Poetics Plus

Presented at:
Hallwalls

Timothy Donnelly has been poetry editor of Boston Review since 1995. His first book of poems, Twenty-Seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit, was published by Grove Press in 2003. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals—including American Letters & Commentary, TriQuarterly, and The Literary Review—and in such anthologies as Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. He is Acting Director of Poetry in Writing, a division of Columbia University's School of the Arts, and lives in Brooklyn.

Siobhán Scarry's work has appeared or is forthcoming in jubilat, Greensboro Review, Mid-American Review, Five Fingers Review, P-Queue, and Sentence, among other journals. Her prose poems won Editors' Choice in Mid-American Review's "Fineline" competition in 2003, 2004, and 2005. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature at UB. In addition to teaching at the university, she works as a poet-in-the-schools through Just Buffalo Literary Center.


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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.