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Red Hen Press poets Naomi Foyle and Dolores Hayden

Join us to celebrate two new releases from Red Hen Press: Exuberance by Dolores Hayden and Adamantine by Naomi Foyle. Hayden’s dazzling poems, set in the earliest years of American aviation, thrill to the tales of the first daredevil pilots, including women who defied convention to take to the air. Foyle’s collection honours rebellious women from painter Emily Carr to Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour; and explores her own breast cancer treatment.

Naomi Foyle is an award-winning poet, science fiction novelist, verse dramatist, and essayist. Her many poetry publications include The Night Pavilion, an Autumn 2008 Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and The World Cup (2010), both from Waterloo Press. A prize winner in the 2012 Rialto/RSPB Nature Poetry Competition, she was also awarded the 2014 Hryhorii Skovoroda Prize for her essays and poetry about Ukraine. She is also the author of cyberchiller Seoul Survivors and eco-science fantasy quartet The Gaia Chronicles (Jo Fletcher Books), and a frequent contributor to Critical Muslim. Naomi lives in Brighton, UK, and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Chichester.

Dolores Hayden, award-winning poet and historian of American landscapes, engages the lives of daredevil pilots—women and men from the earliest years of aviation—in Exuberance, her third poetry collection. Hayden’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The Common, Ecotone, Raritan, Shenandoah, the Yale Review, Southwest Review, Best American Poetry, and Poetry Daily. Author of American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010), she’s received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the New England Poetry Club, and residencies in poetry from Djerassi, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Noepe. Professor of Architecture and American Studies Emerita at Yale University, Hayden has also been a Guggenheim fellow and won an American Library Association Notable Book Award for nonfiction.