Sep 17th 2020

Please join us for a virtual poetry reading celebrating new collections by Sumita Chakraborty, S. Brook Corfman, Taylor Johnson, and Lucia LoTempio. This event will take place via Crowdcast.

Sumita Chakraborty is a poet, essayist, and scholar. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2019, and elsewhere, and her essays and articles appear or are forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Cultural Critique,
Modernism/modernity, College Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, among others. Formerly poetry editor of AGNI Magazine and art editor of At Length, she holds a BA from Wellesley College and a PhD from Emory University. She was the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and has been shortlisted for a Forward Prize. Originally from Massachusetts, she now lives in Michigan, where she is Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

S. Brook Corfman is the author of the poetry collections My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites, chosen by Cathy Park Hong for the Fordham POL Prize, and Luxury, Blue Lace, called an “extraordinary debut” by Publishers Weekly and chosen by Richard Siken For the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize. They are also the author of several chapbooks, most recently Frames (Belladonna* Books).

Taylor Johnson is from Washington, DC. Their poems appear in, or will appear in, The Baffler, Indiana Review, Scalawag, and The Paris Review. They’ve received fellowships from Cave Canem and the Conversation Literary Festival, among other organizations. Taylor lives in southern Louisiana where they listen.

Lucia LoTempio is a poet with an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. You can find her work in The Journal, TYPO, Sixth Finch, Quarterly West, as part of the Academy of American Poets poem-a-day series, and elsewhere. Co-authored with Suzannah Russ Spaar, her chapbook Undone in Scarlet is forthcoming from Tammy Press. Originally from Buffalo, Lucia lives in Pittsburgh where she works at the nonprofit City of Asylum.

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