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Join Jennifer Franklin, Program Director, (in person) & Sophia Bannister, Programming Assistant & Social Media Director, (on Zoom), as we welcome six HVWC students as they read from their recently published poetry & prose.
Roxane Cardona, Luisa Caycedo-Kimura, Susan Michele Coronel, Leslie Lisbona, Eric Odynocki, and Jack Powers will read from their recently published work.
NB: This reading will take place in person at HVWC and will be live-streamed on Zoom. The link will be sent to the email that you use to register as soon as you reserve a spot. (Please check your spam folder and save the link to your calendar.) It will also be sent to you the day of the reading for your convenience.
Roxanne Cardona was born in New York City of Puerto Rican heritage. She was a principal and educator in the South Bronx and has written a poetry manuscript based on her experiences. She has been published in One Art: A Journal of Poetry, Connecticut River Review, Pine Hills Review, Mason Street, Ethel Zine, Constellations, Commuter Lit (where her poem “Raven” was chosen for poetry week), San Antonio Review, and elsewhere. Roxanne lives in New Jersey with her husband.
Luisa Caycedo-Kimura is a Colombian-born writer, translator, and educator. Her honors include a Connecticut Office of the Arts Emerging Recognition Award, a John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship at the Anderson Center, an Adrienne Reiner Hochstadt Fellowship at Ragdale, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems appear or are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, Shenandoah, Mid-American Review, Rattle, RHINO, Diode, Nashville Review, The Night Heron Barks, On the Seawall, Sunken Garden Poetry 1992-2011, and elsewhere. She serves as a member of the Hill-Stead Museum’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival’s Poetry Advisory Committee.
Susan Michele Coronel was born and raised in New York City. She graduated Indiana University-Bloomington with a BA in English in 1991. At IU-Bloomington she discovered her love of poetry under the guidance of Yusef Komunyakaa. In 2007, she left teaching to start her own daycare/preschool, which she has successfully run for the past fourteen years. Eight years ago, Susan returned to writing and studying poetry, and in 2020, began publishing her work in literary journals. Two of her poems received Pushcart nominations, and her work has appeared in numerous publications including Spillway 29, Plainsongs, Thimble, North Dakota Quarterly, TAB Journal, Inflectionist Review, Gyroscope Review, and One Art. Her first full-length poetry manuscript was a finalist in Harbor Editions’ 2021 Laureate Prize.
Leslie Lisbona recently had several pieces published in Synchronized Chaos, Dorothy Parker’s Ashes, The Bluebird Word, The Jewish Literary Journal, miniskirt magazine, Yalobusha Review, and Smoky Blue Literary. She is the child of immigrants from Beirut, Lebanon, and grew up in Queens, NY.
Eric Odynocki is a first-generation American writer whose parents come from Mexico and Ukraine. Eric’s work has been nominated for Best Small Fictions and has appeared in Eastern Iowa Review, Jabberwock Review, The Brooklyn Review, Newfound Journal, New York Quarterly, PANK, Westchester Review, The Wild Word, and elsewhere. When not teaching Spanish or Italian, Eric is an MFA student at Stony Brook Southampton.
Jack Powers is the author of two poetry collections: Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar (2018) and Still Love (2023). His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Salamander, The Cortland Review and elsewhere. He won the 2015 and 2012 Connecticut River Review Poetry Contests and was a finalist for the 2013 and 2014 Rattle Poetry Prizes. Visit his website: http://www.jackpowers13.com/poetry/.