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Anne Boyer in conversation with Mark Byers

Date/Time: Wednesday 9th March, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: Live on YouTube - details to be sent on booking

Anne Boyer in conversation with Mark Byers

Anne Boyer is a poet and essayist and will be reading from her vivid and genre-defying book of prose poetry and memoir, Garments Against Women (Penguin, 2019) winner of the 2016 CLMP Firecracker Award, a 2018 Whiting Award and the inaugural 2018 Cy Twombly Award. Her other books include The Romance of Happy Workers (2008) and A Handbook of Disappointed Fate (2018). She was the Judith E. Wilson Fellow at Cambridge in 2018 - 2019. Anne’s memoir of cancer treatment and its aftermath The Undying (Allen Lane, 2019) won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Nonfiction in 2020.

Anne is an Associate Professor of the Liberal Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute. 

Garments Against Women ‘A sad, beautiful, passionate book.’ (New York Times)

‘I have long thought of Boyer as a genius’ – Patricia Lockwood

Mark Byers is a lecturer in English Literature at Newcastle University, specialising in ‘later’ modernisms, primarily in poetry. He recently began work on a new project on British Surrealism which will trace the emergence of the movement through the lives of five British Surrealist poets and artists. 

Free online event, all welcome.



Anne Boyer (c) Poetry Foundation