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Bridget Lowe is the author of At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinksy (Carnegie Mellon University Press) and her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, Parnassus, and elsewhere.
A recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, a “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize, and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony, she lives in Kansas City, where she was born.
[…] Bridget Lowe is a writer living in Kansas City where she grew up. She appreciates her hometown for its affordability and an insular quality from the world in a sense. Lowe works full time for a publicly held company, a position she found her way into through temp work following the 2008 crash and subsequent recession. For Lowe, there was a security available that she couldn’t find in academia as well as a separation from a career that was inextricably linked to her work as a writer. Lowe’s first book At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky released in 2013 took her by surprise in that her original idea about how she would compose the poems in the book took on a life of its own and evolved by the time the book was completed. To hear Bridget Lowe speak about her approach to writing and listen to her read some of her poems, listen to the complete interview. […]