UNT Special Collections 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee - Aza Pace
UNT Special Collections 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee
This project explores what it means to write eco-poetry in a time of environmental disaster and how to arrive at a feminist poetics of place. The poems draw on Texas landscapes and ask what we notice and pay reverence to, what we illuminate in the circle of our care. I will work with herbals, illustrated reference books, and educational books aimed at children and teachers from the 18th century to the present and respond to them as both scientific and artistic texts by producing a series of ekphrastic poems.
Aza Pace’s poems appear in The Southern Review, Copper Nickel, Tupelo Quarterly, New Ohio Review, Passages North, Mudlark, Bayou, and elsewhere. She is the winner of two Academy of American Poets University Prizes and an Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing her PhD at UNT, where she serves as Editor-in-Chief of American Literary Review.