Poetry Reading: Oliver Baez Bendorf

Oliver Baez Bendorf is the author of two books of poetry: The Spectral Wilderness and Advantages of Being Evergreen. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellowship, The Publishing Triangle’s Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, and poetry fellowships from CantoMundo, Vermont Studio Center, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Bendorf’s poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2022 and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poeticsand he has taught creative writing at institutions including University of Wisconsin–Madison, Kalamazoo College, 826DC, the Queens Center for Gay Seniors, and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Workshop. Born and raised in Iowa, he now lives on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado.

This event is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board.