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Slapering Hol Press Presents: an evening with Indran Amirthanayagam, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and Vijay Shesadri (via Zoom)
April 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $25
Slapering Hol Press is proud to present this poetry reading, which will be held 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.
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!, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon in February 2021. Her previous collections are Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (2017) and The Spokes of Venus (2016), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012), 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, The Southern Review, Poetry Northwest, Poetry Ireland, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, The Slowdown podcast, and elsewhere. Her fiction and essays have appeared such places as Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Five Chapters, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and she is the recent winner of the Orison Anthology Award in Fiction. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country.
Frank is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award; a Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship; a Theodore and Jane Norman Faculty Research Award from Brandeis University; a Faculty Innovation Award from the University of Southern Mississippi; an AWP Intro Journal Award; and fellowships from such places as the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Emory University’s Manuscript and Rare Books Library, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Writers’ Room of Boston. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Frank holds an MFA from Emerson College and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Fellow and a Taft Dissertation Fellow. She is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, where she publishes poetry and fiction and brings together poets and composers for original art song. She has taught at Emerson College; the University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate writing program,The Center for Writers; as the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University; and as the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University. In Fall 2020, she is a Visiting Writer at OSU-Cascades low-residency MFA program, and she teaches in Northwestern University School of Professional Studies MFA Program in Poetry and Prose. She lives in Chicago.
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.