2018 Dartmouth Poet in Residence Reading

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2018 Dartmouth Poet in Residence Reading

Join us 8/14/18 at 4:30pm in the Sanborn library for a reading with 2018 Poet in Residence at the Frost Place, Nicole Homer, and Sebastian Matthews of the Vermont Studio Center.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Sanborn Library, Sanborn House
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Lectures & Seminars, Performances

Nicole Homer is the author of the poetry collection, Pecking Order, published by Write Bloody Press, a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Muzzle, The Offing, Winter Tangerine, Rattle, The Collagist and elsewhere. A The Watering Hole graduate fellow and Callaloo fellow, Nicole serves as an editor and contributor at BlackNerdProblems, and as faculty at the Pink Door Writing Retreat for Women and Gender Non-conforming Writers of Color. She is a full-time faculty member at Mercer County Community College in NJ. Homer has also contributed to a series of collections, Not a Muse: The Inner Lives of Women (New Haven Press, 2009) and His Rib: Poems, Stories & Essays By Her (Penmanship Books, 2007), Knocking at the Door: Approaching the Other (Birch Bench Press, 2011), and Aim For the Head (Write Bloody, 2011). Aside from teaching and writing for publication, Ms. Homer is a performance poet; she is an accomplished participant and avid supporter of the slam poetry community, competing nationally as both a solo perfomer and as part of a team.

Sebastian Matthews is the author of the memoir In My Father’s Footsteps (W.W. Norton & Co.), an examination of his life growing up with poet William Matthews. He is also the author of three books of poetry (Red Hen Press, LA), We Generous, Miracle Day, and the recently released Beginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision. Along with Stanley Plumly, Matthews is the co-editor of three volumes: The Poetry Blues: Essays ad Interviews of William Matthews (University of Michigan Press), Search Party: The Collected Poems of William Matthews (Houghton Mifflen), a runner up for the Pulitzer Prize, and New Hope for the Dead: Uncollected Matthews (Red Hen Press). His poetry and prose have appeared in, among others, The Atlantic, Tin House, storySouth, Virginia Quarterly Review, Writer’s Almanac, The Writer’s Chronicle, and The American Poetry Review. He is currently working on a graphic novel series, American Crow, and a collection of personal essays, Off-White. Matthews currently serves as Chair on the Board of Trustees for the Vermont Studio Center and as a member on the Advisory Board for Callaloo.

This reading will be held in the Sanborn Library, Tuesday, August 14th, at 4:30pm.

Refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public.



For questions concerning this event please contact,

Erin Bennett at [email protected]

Bruch Lehmann at [email protected]


Prof. Vievee Francis at [email protected]


This event is sponsored by The Department of English & Creative Writing.

For more information, contact:
Erin Bennett

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.