Tea and Conversation: Kate Bolton Bonnici
Where: Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, Kaplan Hall 235
Join UCLA English for the Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series: Tea and Conversation with Kate Bolton Bonnici.
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Kate Bolton Bonnici will read from her latest poetry collection, A True & Just Record. The reading will be followed by a discussion of her writing, led by Professor Marissa López.
Hecate-like, A True & Just Record invites us to the three- way crossroads of poetry, feminist rhetorics, and early modern studies. Kate Bolton Bonnici weaves together archival materials from the English witch trials, 20th- century poets and philosophers, and her own family. With fury and care, haunted by absences, these poems — all also forms of experimental scholarship — interrogate, disrupt, and play.
Dr. Kate Bolton Bonnici grew up in Alabama and holds degrees from Harvard, NYU Law (JD), UC Riverside (MFA), and UCLA (PhD). Her debut collection, Night Burial, won the 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her second collection, A True & Just Record, was published in 2023 by Boiler House Press/Beyond Criticism Editions. Her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, The Maine Review, Image, CounterText, Exemplaria, and elsewhere. Kate is an assistant nonfiction editor at Tupelo Press and an Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine University.