Join us as we celebrate the launch of Oliver Baez Bendorf's new poetry collection, ADVANTAGES OF BEING EVERGREEN, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Book Poetry Competition.
Currently teaching creative writing at Kalamazoo College, Oliver Baez Bendorf is the author of two poetry collections: The Spectral Wilderness (Kent State U., 2015), selected by Mark Doty for the Stan & Tom Wick Poetry Prize, and the forthcoming Advantages of Being Evergreen, winner of Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s 2018 Open Book Poetry Competition. His poetry has appeared widely including in American Poetry Review, BOMB, The Feminist Wire, Indiana Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere, and has been translated into Russian. Essays and reviews have been published in Buzzfeed and Transgender Studies Quarterly; poetry-comics have been featured in Adirondack Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Rumpus. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Vermont Studio Center, and University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Creative Writing, where he was the 2017-2018 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow. He earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Iowa, and an MFA in creative writing and an MA in Library and Information Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison.