Kate Colby and Rosmarie Waldrop

Kate Colby is author of seven books of poetry and a forthcoming book of essays. She has received awards and fellowships from the Poetry Society of America, Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room and Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, and her work has appeared in journals and anthologies, including A Public Space, Boston Review, New American Writing, Verse and the Dia: Readings in Contemporary Poetry Anthology. She grew up in Massachusetts and was a founding board member of the Gloucester Writers Center, where she hosts an occasional reading series. She currently lives and works as a copywriter and editor in Providence.

Rosmarie Waldrop's most recent books are Gap Gardening: Selected Poems, Driven to Abstraction, and Curves to the Apple (New Directions). Her collected essays, Dissonance (if you are interested), is available from University of Alabama Press. She has translated from the French 14 volumes of Edmond Jabès’s work (see her memoir, Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabès, Wesleyan UP) as well as volumes by Emmanuel Hocquard, Jacques Roubaud, and, from the German, Friederike Mayröcker, Elke Erb, Gerhard Rühm, Ulf Stolterfoht, Peter Waterhouse.  She was born in Germany, in 1935. At age 10 she spent half a year acting with a traveling theater, but was happy when schools reopened and she could settle for the quieter pleasures of reading and writing which she has pursued in and out of universities, in several countries, but mostly in Providence, RI where she lives with Keith Waldrop (with whom she co-edited Burning Deck Press).