Vanished Reading

Thursday, December 7, 5:30 pm
Paul and Yasuko Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building

Reading

Join us for a reading with writers Heather Altfeld and Troy Jollimore as they share excerpts from their contributions to the Vanished exhibition.


Heather Altfeld
Heather Altfeld’s first book, “The Disappearing Theatre” won the Poets at Work Book Prize, selected by poet Stephen Dunn. Her poems appear in Narrative Magazine, Pleiades, ZYZZYVA, and many other literary journals. She is the recipient of the 2017 Robert H. Winner Award with the Poetry Society of America and the 2015 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She teaches in the Honors Program as well as for the English and Humanities Departments at CSU Chico, and she is at work on two more collections of poetry as well as two novels for children.

Troy Jollimore
Troy Jollimore’s most recent collection of poetry, Syllabus of Errors (Princeton University Press, 2015) was chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten best poetry books of 2015. His other poetry collections are Tom Thomson in Purgatory (Intuit House, 2006), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and At Lake Scugog (Princeton, 2011). His poems have appeared in publications including the New Yorker, Poetry, The Believer, McSweeney’s, and Subtropics. His most recent books of philosophy are Love’s Vision (Princeton, 2011) and On Loyalty (Routledge, 2012). His essays are recently published or forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Zyzzyva, and he has received fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Guggenheim foundation.


Vanished: A Chronicle of Loss and Discovery Across Half a Million Years is a cross-disciplinary project involving two visual artists, a philosopher, writer, volcanologist, and graphic designer. Collectively, the six collaborators explore four lost icons and consider how we assemble the past through fact, fiction, and myth. The results are an interconnected collection of new and historic photographs, illustrations, sculpture, sound, and writing.

Vanished is located in four locations on the Chico State campus: The Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, the exterior glass cases of the Arts & Humanities building, Special Collections in Meriam Library, and the lobby of the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

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