Join Inlandia as we welcome two new Hillary Gravendyk Prize-winning poetry collections into the world. Authors Bronwen Tate of The Silk the Months Ignore and Adam D. Martinez of Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual and special guest readers will read from, discuss, and celebrate the publication of their 2019 books. These debut collections are raw, singeing, and musical.
The Silk the Moths Ignore animates the liminal, sometimes gothic, spaces of miscarriage, pregnancy, and early parenthood. It sings, bleeds, and casts spells to "carry hope like a weight."
Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual is Hip-Hop and Punk. It's high art meeting low art at the church altar. It is a baptism and an exorcism. A Works Cited page at the crossroads with remix culture.
Bronwen Tate writes poems and essays that have appeared in The Rumpus, Bennington Review, Contemporary Literature, and elsewhere. She lives in Vancouver, BC and teaches in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. Bronwen earned an MFA from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her work has been supported by Stanford’s DARE (Diversifying Academia Recruiting Excellence) Dissertation Fellowship, as well as by fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center and Vermont Studio Center. Read more of her work at https://www.bronwentate.com/ or follow her on Twitter or Instagram @bronwentate.
Adam Daniel Martinez first scraped his knee playing in his hometown of San Bernardino, California. Since then, as a first-generation Chicano college student, he has earned a dual MA/MFA in English and Creative Writing at Chapman University. Adam has written and performed music in the Inland Empire for over 15 years. He is the co-founder of Pour Vida, a digital literary zine. Currently, Adam enjoys sharing his love for words with his students as an English professor at Chaffey College. He lives in Redlands, California with his wife and two cats, Virginia and Percival.