NER Author Anders Carlson-Wee hops a train with his brother, poet Kai Carlson-Wee
Riding the Highline follows poet brothers Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee as they hop freight trains across the USA. Blending narrative scenes, poetry written by the brothers, and still photographs taken on the journey, this short documentary film is an official selection for the Napa Valley Film Festival.
New England Review author Anders Carlson-Wee is a 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellow, 2015 Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Fellow, and the author of Dynamite, winner of the 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. In addition to NER, his work has appeared in Missouri Review, Southern Review, Best New Poets, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading series. Winner of Ninth Letter‘s Poetry Award and New Delta Review‘s Editors’ Choice Prize, he holds an MFA in poetry from Vanderbilt University. His poem “Shoalwater” appears in NER 36.1.
Kai Carlson-Wee’s work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Best New Poets, TriQuarterly, and Missouri Review, which selected a group of his poems for the 2013 Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize. He has received fellowships and awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fund. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco, and is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University.
Travel with the brothers as they head west from Minnesota, www.ridingthehighline.com, and look for “Riding the Highline” on Facebook.