Poet Paige Ackerson-Kiely reads from her recent work on October 7, 2008
The author’s first book of poems, In No One’s Land, was selected by D.A. Powell for the 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. Powell chose the anthology from among 500 entries, describing it as “edgy and lurid.”
Ackerson-Kiely, who is portrayed by Seven Days, a Burlington (VT) newspaper, as possessing “a voice at once seductive, reckless and sad,” has also received awards from the Vermont Arts Council and the Jentel Artist Residency Program
Ackerson-Kiely was born in Biddeford (ME), and received her bachelor of arts degree in Asian studies from the University of New Mexico. She is currently the writer-in-residence at the Willowell Foundation, a Monkton (VT) nonprofit organization, and co-editor of Handsome, a poetry journal.
Her work has appeared in literary publications such as Ninth Letter, Pleiades and Bellingham Review.
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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, September 12, 2008