June 1, 2020KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Dawn Davies

KR poetry fellow Molly McCully Brown interviews Dawn Davies, the GLCA’s 2019 New Writers Award winner about her draw to the unreliable narrator, our nimble relationship with time and her book Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces.

Dawn Davies is the author of Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces, and many published essays, poems, and stories. She lives in Weird Florida.

Molly McCully Brown is the author of the poetry collection The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and was named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017, and the forthcoming essay collection Places I’ve Taken my Body. (Persea Books, 2020) With Susannah Nevison, she is also the coauthor of the poetry collection In The Field Between Us (forthcoming from Persea Books, 2020). Brown has been the recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, a United States Artists Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship and the Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship from the Oxford American magazine. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Paris Review, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, the New York Times, Blackbird, and elsewhere. She teaches at Kenyon College, where she is the Kenyon Review Fellow in Poetry.

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