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|Alma mater||New York University|
|Occupation||Poet and critic|
|Organization||Baltic Writing Residency|
|Notable work||Model of a City in Civil War and Badger, Apocrypha|
Adam Day is an American poet and critic. He is the author of one full-length collection of poetry, Model of a City in Civil War, and one chapbook of poetry, Badger, Apocrypha.
Life and work
He is currently director of the Baltic Writing Residency, which was founded in 2008 in an effort to nurture the literary arts by each year offering individuals a month-long residency in Stockholm, Sweden; a week-long residency at a historic croft cottage in Brora, Scotland; three months at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, just outside Louisville, Kentucky.
Day's work "creates a liminal space wherein references to strange historical anecdotes share a stage with more introspective and personal utterances." In 2011, Day was selected by David Lehman for the PEN Emerging Writers Award, citing "Day is unafraid to conjoin historical and fictional personages for effects that startle and provoke, as in 'Combine,' in which Stalin, Goya, Queen Anne, and Tennessee Williams are among the cast of characters. Impressive, too, is the poem in which Day juxtaposes excerpts 'From an Interview with Kenzaburo Oe, with Stage Directions from Synge's Riders to the Sea.' This poet's technical prowess, adventurousness, and wide-ranging curiosity give pleasure now and the promise of a great deal more to come."
Honors and awards
- 2012 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council
- 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award (citation by David Lehman)
- 2010 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha
Collections of poetry
- Model of a City in Civil War. Sarabande Books, 2015. ISBN 1941411029; ISBN 978-1941411025
- Badger, Apocrypha. Poetry Society of America, 2010.
- "Father Benides" at Boston Review
- "What Would I Document" at The Collagist
- Three Poems at PEN America
- "We Must Get You Interested in a Girl" at The Volta's They Will Sew the Blue Sail
- "Guys Like Us" at BOMB
- "Letters from Shore" at Diagram
- "The Gods Describe Building Bodies Like Badger's" from Badger, Apocrypha at the Poetry Society of America (first appeared in Guernica)
- "Low Tide" at Interrupture
- "Security" at the Poetry Society of America
- "Unease" at TYPO
- "The Revolution" at decomP
- Various at One Pause Poetry
- "Elebade" at Jellyfish
- Three Poems at Smoking Glue Gun
- "Albert the Pig Speaks" at Verse Daily (first appeared in New Madrid)
- "The Cow" at Verse Daily (first appeared in Margie)
Reviews and interviews
- The Harvard Review review of Model of a City in Civil War (September, 2015)
- Publishers Weekly review of Model of a City in Civil War (April, 2015)
- The Collagist interview with Day conducted by Christina Oddo (June 17, 2015)
- Memorious interview with Day conducted by Dave Harrity (July 20, 2015)
- Accents Radio Show audio interview conducted by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer (April 1, 2011)
- "Fiction Book Review: Model of a City in Civil War by Adam Day. Sarabande (Consortium, dist.), $14.95 trade paper (80p) ISBN 978-1-941411-06-3". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
- "2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award for Poetry | PEN American Center". www.pen.org. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
- "Adam Day". Kentucky Arts Council.
- Kellogg, Carolyn (11 August 2011). "PEN American Center's 2011 award winners". LA Times.
- "Chapbook Fellowship". Poetry Society of America.