The Modern Language Association of America (MLA) has selected Jerold C. Frakes as co-winner of this year’s Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies for his book “Early Yiddish Epic” (2014) published by the Syracuse University Press. The…
Raymond Carver Reading Series Hosts Poet Matthew Olzmann
Poet Matthew Olzmann, author of “Mezzanines” (Alice James Books, 2013), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, is the next guest in the Raymond Carver Reading Series, on Wednesday, Nov. 9. He will take part in a Q&A session at 3:45 p.m. and do a reading at 5:30 p.m., both in Gifford Auditorium.
Olzmann’s second book, “Contradictions in the Design,” is scheduled for publication this month by Alice James Books. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Kenyon Review, New England Review, Necessary Fiction, Brevity and Southern Review.
He is co-editor of The Collagist, and he has received scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, the Kresge Arts Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Olzmann teaches at Warren Wilson College and lives in North Carolina with his wife, the poet Vievee Francis.