2019 Hillary Gravendyk Prize Winners Book Launch and Poetry Reading
October 15, 2021 –
Inlandia Institute proudly presents
Book Launch and Poetry Reading with
Bronwen Tate, The Silk the Moths Ignore
Adam D. Martinez, Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual
Winners of the 2019 Hillary Gravendyk Prize
On Zoom; free and open to the public but registration is required.
To register: https://tinyurl.com/HGPBookLaunch
Join Inlandia as we welcome two new Hillary Gravendyk Prize-winning poetry collections into the world. Authors Bronwen Tate of The Silk the Months Ignore and Adam D. Martinez of Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual and special guest readers will read from, discuss, and celebrate the publication of their debut poetry collections.
The Silk the Moths Ignore animates the liminal, sometimes gothic, spaces of miscarriage, pregnancy, and early parenthood. It sings, bleeds, and casts spells to "carry hope like a weight."
Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual is Hip-Hop and Punk. It's high art meeting low art at the church altar. It is a baptism and an exorcism. A Works Cited page at the crossroads with remix culture.
Bronwen Tate writes poems and essays that have appeared in The Rumpus, Bennington Review, Contemporary Literature, and elsewhere. She lives in Vancouver, BC and teaches in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. Read more of her work at https://www.bronwentate.com/ or follow her on Twitter or Instagram @bronwentate.
Adam Daniel Martinez first scraped his knee playing in his hometown of San Bernardino, California. Since then, as a first-generation Chicano college student, he has earned a dual MA/MFA in English and Creative Writing at Chapman University. Currently, Adam enjoys sharing his love for words with his students as an English professor at Chaffey College. He lives in Redlands, California with his wife and two cats, Virginia and Percival.