This Border Crossings session brings together two international poets whose latest collections appeared in 2015. Sarah Holland-Batt is an Australian poet who recently brought out her second collection, The Hazards. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University, where she was the W.G. Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholar, and she was awarded several major literary prizes for her first book, Aria, including the Anne Elder Award, the Arts ACT Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the Thomas Shapcott Prize.
The American poet Donna Stonecipher, who lives and works in Berlin, has published four collections of poetry, most recently Model City. The collection, one poem from which was included as “highly commended” in the Forward Book of Poetry 2016, offers re-imaginings of urban spaces and atmospheres. Donna Stonecipher also translates from French and German, and was awarded an NEA Translation Grant in 2015.