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Slapering Hol Press Presents the annual Sanger-Stewart Reading with Aaron Caycedo-Kimura & Matthew Thorburn (via Zoom)

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Join SHP co-editors and the SHP Advisory Board as they welcome the 2020 winner of the SHP Chapbook Contest, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, to read with his mentor Matthew Thornburn. This event is made possible by the Sanger-Stewart endowment. This reading will take place 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.)

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura was born in Santa Rosa, CA. His chapbook Ubasute was selected by Jennifer Franklin, Peggy Ellsberg, and Margo Taft Stever as the 2020 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition winner. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, DMQ Review, Tule Review, and elsewhere. Aaron earned his MFA from Boston University and is a recipient of a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry.

Matthew Thorburn’s latest book is The Grace of Distance (LSU Press, 2019), a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. He’s also the author of six previous collections, including the book-length poem Dear Almost (LSU Press, 2016), honored with the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry; A Green River in Spring (Autumn House Press, 2015), winner of the Coal Hill Review chapbook competition; This Time Tomorrow (Waywiser Press, 2013), a finalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize; Every Possible Blue (CW Books, 2012); Subject to Change (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2004), winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize; and an earlier chapbook, the long poem Disappears in the Rain (Parlor City Press, 2009).

His work has been recognized with a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Mississippi Review Prize, and fellowships from the Bronx and New Jersey arts councils and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. ​He lives with his family in small-town New Jersey.

This fantastic reading will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed immediately at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) This reading is free and open to the public, though we would be most appreciative of a donation.

ORDER UBASUTE HERE. This limited 500 copy print chapbook is in the process of being printed now, in advance of the reading. We expect to ship in early March. Order yours today!


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March 14
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States