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A Conversation between Two Lilly Fellows – One Current Graduate and One Former Postdoc

We recently heard from one of the Lilly Graduate Fellows from the Fifth Cohort, Kristin George Bagdanov.  She had conducted an interview with a former Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow, Susanna Childress.  Both women are poets; both have remarkable voices.  Kristin is about to complete her first year as a Lilly Graduate Fellow and is a candidate in the M.F.A in Poetry program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  Susanna was a Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow at Valparaiso University from 2008 to 2010.  She is now in the English Department at Hope College.   Their conversation examined Susanna’s recent book, Entering the House of Awe (Western Michigan University Press, 2011).  Specifically Kristin asks about one poem, “The Hyssop Tub” and the interview, like the poem they discuss, is in seven parts.

You can read the interview here.  The links embedded above lead to Kristin and Susanna’s pages where you can learn more about their work.  I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so!

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