Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us for a reading and book signing
poet Ann Fisher-Wirth
photographer Maude Schuyler Clay
for their new book
(Wings Press, $34.95 hardcover)
This gorgeous large-format hardback features 47 poems and 47 color photographs that explore the history, culture, and ecology of the state of Mississippi.
Ann Fisher-Wirth holds a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Claremont Graduate School. Her books of poems include Blue Window, Five Terraces, Carta Marina, and Dream Cabinet, and the chapbooks The Trinket Poems, Walking Wu-Wei's Scroll, Slide Shows, and First, earth. She has received a Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, the Rita Dove Poetry Award, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Award, two Mississippi Arts Commission Poetry Fellowships, and fourteen Pushcart nominations.
Maude Schuyler Clay was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. After attending the University of Mississippi and the Memphis Academy of Arts, she assisted the photographer William Eggleston. Her photographs have appeared in publications such as Esquire, Fortune, and Vanity Fair, and are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, and the High Museum, Atlanta, among others. Her widely recognized monograph, Delta Land received another Mississippi Arts and Letters Award in 2000. She was the Photography Editor for the literary magazine The Oxford American from 1998 to 2002. Delta Dogs, with text by Beth Ann Fennelly and an introduction by Brad Watson, was published in 2014. Her most recent book, Mississippi History, with a foreword by Richard Ford, was published in 2015. She continues to live and work in the Delta.