2009 Conference faculty member Carol Moldaw will be reading from her new novel, The Widening (Etruscan Press, 2008), at the Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th St NW, Albuquerque, on Wednesday, February 25th, at 7 p.m. The reading is free and a booksigning will follow.
Moldaw is also the author of four books of poetry, The Lightning Field (2003), which won the 2002 FIELD Poetry Prize, Through the Window (2000), Chalkmarks on Stone (1998), and Taken from the River (1993). She is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Marfa Writer’s Residency, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize, and her work is published widely in journals, including AGNI, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, FIELD, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Threepenny Review. As noted in The New Yorker, Moldaw’s work “repeatedly achieves lyric junctures of shivering beauty.” About The Lightning Field, Frieda Gardner wrote in The Women’s Review of Books: “She courts revelation . . . in a voice variously curious, passionate, surprised, meditative, and sensual. On the surface of her work are rich sound and variation of rhythm and line. A few steps deeper in lie wells of feeling and complexities of thought.”