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Slapering Hol Press Presents: an evening with Indran Amirthanayagam, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and Vijay Seshadri (via Zoom)
April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Slapering Hol Press is proud to present this poetry reading, which will be held via Zoom.
This reading is co-hosted by Book Ya Ya. Tickets are $10. Please click here to purchase your ticket on Book Ya Ya. After registering, check the promotions/spam folder of your email inbox for an invitation from Book Ya Ya to our event. When you accept the invitation, you’ll be directed to the Zoom link.
If you cannot pay $10 for a ticket or are a current student or member of HVWC, you many register below for a free ticket. The Zoom link will be emailed after registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.)
Indran Amirthanayagam writes poetry in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. He is the author of nineteen books of poems, including The Migrant States (Hanging Loose Press 2020),Coconuts on Mars (Paperwall, 2019), Uncivil War (Mawenzi House (formerly TSAR), Canada, 2013), and the Paterson Prize-winning The Elephants of Reckoning (Hanging Loose, 1993). Amirthanayagam is a 2020 Foundation for Contemporary Arts fellow in poetry, and a past fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts, the US/Mexico Fund for Culture, and the MacDowell Colony. He edits The Beltway Poetry Quarterly; curates the reading series Poetry at the Port at Port au Prince Restaurant in Silver Spring, MD and serves on the Board of DC-ALT. His website: www.indranmx.com.
Rebecca Morgan Frank’s fourth collection of poems, Oh You Robot Saints!, was published by Carnegie Mellon in February 2021. Her previous collections are Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country, The Spokes of Venus, and Little Murders Everywhere, finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Orion, The Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Poetry Ireland, and elsewhere, and her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and fellowships from such places as the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Co-founder and editor of the online magazine Memorious, Frank lives in Chicago, where she teaches in the MFA Program in Prose and Poetry at Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies.
Vijay Seshadri holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Columbia University. He is the author of Wild Kingdom, The Long Meadow, The Disappearances (New and Selected Poems; Harper Collins India), 3 Sections (September, 2013), and That Was Now, This Is Then (October, 2020). He is the poetry editor at The Paris Review; former editor at The New Yorker; essayist and book reviewer in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Threepenny Review, The American Scholar, and various literary quarterlies. Recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, James Laughlin Prize of the Academy of American Poets, MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement, The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize; grants from New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; and area studies fellowships from Columbia University.