Hosted by Hannah Fries, with Elizabeth Bradfield, Amy Dryansky, Jessica Greenbaum, and Cecily Parks
Kellogg Music Center, Bard at Simon’s Rock College, 3-5 p.m.

For thirty years, Orion magazine has been a leading voice at the intersection of literature, art, and environment. Celebrate our anniversary with us at this reading by a selection of distinguished women poets who surprise and inspire us with their deep sense of humanity and reverence for the natural world. Get a taste of some of their work at



Jessica Greenbaum. Photo by Angela Jimenez.




Jessica Greenbaum’s first book, Inventing Difficulty (Silverfish Review Press, 1998), won the Gerald Cable Prize. Her next collection has been selected by Paul Muldoon to be published by Princeton University Press in 2012. She is the poetry editor for the Pittsfield-based literary journal upstreet and lives in Brooklyn.


Elizabeth Bradfield


Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work (Arktoi Book / Red Hen Press, 2008), which won the Audre Lorde Award, and Approaching Ice (Persea Books, 2010), a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. She has been awarded fellowships and scholarships from Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner program, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and elsewhere. In 2005, Bradfield founded Broadsided (

Cecily Parks


Cecily Parks is the author of the chapbook Cold Work (Poetry Society of America, 2005) and the poetry collection Field Folly Snow (University of Georgia Press, 2008), which was a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award and the Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers.



Amy Dryansky. Photo by Katryna Nields.






Amy Dryansky is the author of How I Got Lost So Close to Home (Alice James Books, 1999), and her second book, Grass Whistle, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. Her honors include fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Villa Montalvo, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a fellowship from the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center at Mt. Holyoke College.