|Courtesy of H. Fricke|
Prof. Burnside will be joined in his residency by acclaimed historian Andrea Wulf. Prof. Burnside will use the collection to research a novel, which is very loosely a response to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, following a brother and sister from their '30s childhood in the South through the volatile ‘60s and the rest of the 'American Century’.
In 2011, Prof. Burnside’s latest poetry collection, Black Cat Bone, won both the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and the T.S. Eliot Prize.