We are pleased to present a conversation between 2022 Ballard Spahr winner K. Iver and prize judge Tyehimba Jess virtually in celebration of K. Iver's debut collection, Short Film Starring My Beloved's Red Bronco.
Join us virtually via Zoom at 6:00 PM CST. Registration is free but required. Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.
Pre-order your copy of Short Film Starring My Beloved's Red Bronco here: https://milkweed.org/book/short-film-starring-my-beloveds-red-bronco
K. Iver is a nonbinary trans poet born in Mississippi. Their work has appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Adroit, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. They are the 2021-2022 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow for the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the recipient of the 2022 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency Grant. They have a Ph.D. in Poetry at Florida State University. They live in Madison, Wisconsin.
Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Jean Stein Book Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.”