Unity College to Host Poetry Reading by Alison Hawthorne Deming and Elizabeth Bradfield on April 19

By Unity College | Apr 17, 2013

Unity, Maine – Unity College will host a poetry reading by two prominent science poets, Alison Hawthorne Deming and Elizabeth Bradfield.

     The reading will take place on Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Quimby Library on the campus of Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine.  The event is free and open to the general public.

     Critics have characterized Hawthorne Deming and Bradfield as two of America’s most intriguing poetic voices, creating works with a reverence for science that inspire activism and imagination.  A reception will follow the event.

     Hawthorne Deming is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She has received the Pablo Neruda Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Gertrude B. Claytor Award from the Poetry Society of America. In addition to numerous journal and anthology publications, Hawthorne Deming has published works of nonfiction and a collection of essays.

     Bradfield has been awarded fellowships and scholarships from Stanford University's Wallace Stegner Fellowship program, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and elsewhere. Bradfield's poetry has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, The Believer, Orion, and numerous other journals and anthologies.  She is the author of multiple books and books of poems. 

     In recent years Unity College has gained national attention for a variety of achievements including its focus on sustainability science, the leading-edge of 21st century ecological problem solving and the vanguard in the fight for the mitigation of global climate change; its ground-breaking “green” innovations such as the award-winning TerraHaus, the first student residence on a college or university campus built to the Passive House standard, the most energy efficient building standard in the world; and for being the first college in the United States to divest from investments in fossil fuels, igniting a growing national movement in higher education.

     Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.



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