Award-winning poet, performer, and teaching artist Anders Carlson Wee will present a public program “DYNAMITE: An Exploration of the Explosive Potential of Contemporary Poetry from 3:00-4:30 pm on January 11, 2018 at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts in Milford. Carlson-Wee will be introduced by UNH Professor Emeritus Tom Newkirk, and subsequently interviewed by a panel of students from Milford, Souhegan, and Hollis Brookline High Schools.
Anders Carlson-Wee was awarded a 2015 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. That same year, he was also a Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Fellow, and he won the Frost Place Chapbook competition for his first volume of poetry, Dynamite. Carlson-Wee has a forthcoming volume, The Low Passions to be published by Norton in 2018. He holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University.
Milford High School teacher Beth Powers met Carlson-Wee at the Frost Place Poetry Seminar in 2016 and invited him to the Souhegan Valley. “Carlson-Wee’s work impressed me with its raw, visceral power. His countercultural lifestyle underscores fascinating poems. Don’t miss this event,” said Powers. The program was made possible with support from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, The Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club, and TS Productions.