Best Of Nancy's Bookshelf: Troy Jollimore & Heather Altfield

Jun 26, 2019


Award-winning poet Heather Altfield calls her collection of poetry The Disappearing Theatre. Philosophy professor Troy Jollimore received a National Book Critics Circle Award for a previous collection of his poetry. His newest book is Syllabus of Errors — Poems. This week join Nancy for a conversation with two local poets.

About Heather Altfeld: 

Heather Altfeld has an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York with majors in both Anthropology and Creative Writing, and an MFA from the Cal State MFA consortium. She teaches in the Honors Program and for the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities at California State University, Chico. 

About Troy Jollimore:

Troy Jollimore's first book of poetry, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award. His other poetry collections include At Lake Scugog (2011) and Syllabus of Errors (2015), both published in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, the Believer, and other publications. He earned a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University and is currently a professor in the philosophy department at California State University, Chico.