D.A. Powell gives a reading as part of the Northwestern University English Department 6th Annual Creative Writers' Festival. D. A. Powell is the author of a trilogy of books, including Tea (Wesleyan, 1998); Lunch (2000); and Cocktails (Graywolf, 2004), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
A native of Chicago, Edward Hirsch has published several books of poems since 1981, including 1986’s “Wild Gratitude,” winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent book is “The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems,” published in 2011 by Alfred A. Knopf.
We as individuals are losing control over what is seen and what is unseen; known and unknown; public and private. How do these shifts manifest in our daily lives? Who is most affected and why? How do poets address these changes, whether through illuminating, embracing or actively working against them?"