Meet the Author Series – In Person! In the Library Periodical Room: Poets Iain Haley Pollock and BK Fischer

Wednesday, November 30

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet poets Iain Haley Pollock and BK Fischer

Listen to local authors read from their newest books.

Iain Haley Pollock is the author of two poetry collections, Ghost, Like a Place (Alice James Books, 2018), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and Spit Back a Boy, winner of the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Individual poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Baffler, and The New York Times Magazine. Beyond the page, Pollock curated the poems on display at the Rye Poetry Path in Rye, NY. He directs the MFA in Writing Program at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, and lives with his family in Ossining, NY.

B.K. Fischer is a writer and teacher living in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She is the author most recently of Ceive (BOA Editions, 2021), a novel in verse that retells the Noah’s Ark story on a container ship. Her previous collection, Radioapocrypha, which won the 2017 Journal/Wheeler Award from Ohio State University Press, recasts the New Testament Gospel in suburban Maryland in 1989. Her other books are My Lover’s Discourse (Tinderbox Editions, 2018), St. Rage’s Vault (The Word Works, 2013), and Mutiny Gallery (Truman State University Press, 2011). Also the author of a critical study, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (2006), she has published poems and reviews in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry Northwest, Boston Review, Jacket2, FIELD, WSQ, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, Los Angeles Review of Books, Modern Language Studies, and elsewhere. She holds a BA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, and a PhD in English and American Literature from New York University. A former poetry editor at Boston Review, she teaches The Comma Sutra in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, and is currently the poet laureate of Westchester County, New York.