The Creative Arts Initiative joined Just Buffalo Literary Center in welcoming Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Boyer for a virtual reading & conversation with Artistic Director Barbara Cole. Boyer, a poet, essayist, and translator, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer one week after her 41st birthday. Her book The Undying chronicles her treatment and recovery, raising larger questions about healthcare and how we treat the sick among us.
ANNE BOYER is a Pulitzer Prize-Winning poet and essayist. She was the inaugural winner of the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and winner of the 2018 Whiting Award in nonfiction/poetry. Her books include A Handbook of Disappointed Fate as well as several books of poetry, including the 2016 CLMP Firecracker Award–winning Garments Against Women. She was born and raised in Kansas, and was educated in its public schools and libraries. Since 2011, Boyer has been a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
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