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B.H. Fairchild Reading

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April 17, 2017 - 6:30pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

B.H. Fairchild is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Arrival of the Future (Swallow’s Tale Press, 1985); The Art of the Lathe (Alice James Books, 1998), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and also received the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, the PEN West Poetry Award, and the California Book Award; Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest (W.W. Norton, 2003), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress; Usher (W.W. Norton, 2009); and The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton, 2014), which was one of two books of poetry chosen for the ALA 2015 Notable Books List and received the Paterson Poetry Prize. He has been awarded Guggenheim, NEA, and Rockefeller (Bellagio) fellowships. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Hudson Review, Southern Review, Poetry, Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, and many other journals and anthologies. He is also the author of Such Holy Song (Kent State University Press, 1980), a scholarly study of William Blake. In 2005, Fairchild was honored with the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry from The Sewanee Review for the body of his work. He has received three Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and the essay and has appeared twice in The Best American Poetry. He lives in Claremont, California, has taught poetry workshops at the Claremont Graduate University as well as California State University-San Bernardino, and is a faculty member of the Sewanee Writers Conference.