Fr. John Cavanaugh Reading Series to Feature Poet B. K. Fischer Reading
The Fr. John Cavanaugh Reading Series will bring poet B. K. Fischer to the St. John Fisher College campus on Thursday, November 17, for a reading from her poetry collection Mutiny Gallery (Truman State University Press, 2011). The reading will be held in the Campus Center COP room at 7:30 p.m., with a book signing immediately following. The event is free and open to the public.
Fischer is a poet, critic, and teacher whose first book, Mutiny Gallery, won Truman State University’s T.S. Eliot Prize for 2011. Another poetry manuscript, The Anatomy Archives, was a finalist for the 2009 National Poetry Series, as well as the high finalist for the 2008 and 2009 FIELD Prizes. She was also nominated for Best New Poets 2009.
Her poems have been published in The Hopkins Review, FIELD, Literary Mama, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Ekphrasis, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, and other journals. In addition, she is the author of a critical study, Museum Mediations:Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (Routledge, 2006), and a frequent contributor of review essays to Boston Review.
Fischer holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University, and has taught writing and literature at Columbia, NYU, and Marymount College. She currently teaches at the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she lives with her husband and three children.