Single Voice Reading Series: Graham Barnhart and Taneum Bambrick

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:00pm

Tippie, Tillotson Room

Allegheny College’s Single Voice Reading Series will feature Allegheny alumnus, U.S. Army veteran, and former Wallace Stegner Fellow, Graham Barnhart. He will be joined by Taneum Bambrick, author of “Vantage” and current Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. They will read from their works at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 5, in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Barnhart is the author of “The War Makes Everyone Lonely.” He served as a Special Forces medic in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Blackwell Prize, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, and Writing Workshops in Greece. His work has recently appeared in, or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Diagram, The Iowa Review, Prelude, Poetry Northwest, Waxwing and elsewhere. He was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal and the 2016 Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans. He holds an MFA in poetry from the Ohio State University, and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Texas.

Bambrick was born in Ellensburg, Washington. She went on to study poetry at the University of Arizona, worked as a graduate teaching assistant, and now lives in Oakland, California, as a Stegner Fellow at Stanford. She is the author of “Vantage,” which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry Review/Honickman first book award. Her book “Reservoir” was selected by Ocean Vuong for the 2017 Yemassee Chapbook Prize.  She is the winner of an Academy of American Poets University Prize, an Environmental Writing Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Arts Center, and the 2018 BOOTH Nonfiction Contest.  Her poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, PEN America, Narrative, West Branch, The Missouri Review, 32 Poems, and elsewhere.

For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Frederick F. Seely Professor of English Christopher Bakken at

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