A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature
You are invited to attend the first evening of the AWP Offsite Bootleg reading by some of the most talented poets in the country. The event will be 8pmET Tuesday, March 2. To attend, you need to register, and then shortly before the reading, a zoom link will be sent to you. You cannot attend without registering first.
Each poet will read only three minutes, giving you a sample of their work: Doug Anderson, Erin Batykefer, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Brian Broome, K-Ming Chang, Sara Elkamel, Adriana Rambay Fernandez, Ben Gwin, Ananda Lima, Rose McLarney, Matthew Olzmann, Dawn Potter, Cedric Rudolph, Michael Simms, Alina Stefanescu, Junious Ward.
Yours in poetry, Michael Simms
8pm ET // 7pm CT // 5pm PT
Doug Anderson’s most recent book of poems is Horse Medicine, Barrow Street Books, 2015. His forthcoming book, And in Time Other Angels Came, will be published by Four Way Books in 2022.
Erinn Batykefer is the author of Epithalamia, winner of the Autumn House Press Chapbook award. http://erinn-batykefer.squarespace.com/
Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara Laure-Anne Bosselaar’s many books include These Many Rooms (Four Way Books, 2019).
Brian Broome’s memoir, Punch Me Up to the Gods, will be available May 18th. https://brianbroome.squarespace.com/
K-Ming Chang is the author of Bone House, to be released as Inch #47 (2021). Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and the author of the debut novel BESTIARY (One World/Random House).
Sara Elkamel is a poet and journalist living between Cairo and NYC. Currently an MFA candidate in poetry at New York University, Elkamel’s poems have appeared in The Common, Michigan Quarterly Review, Four Way Review, The Adroit Journal, and Best New Poets 2020, among other publications.
Ben Gwin is the author of the novel, Clean Time (Burrow Press, 2018) and the editor of the forthcoming anthology, The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebook (Belt, 2021); his fiction and essays have appeared in The Normal School, Gulf Stream, The Rumpus, and others. https://bengwin.com/
Ananda Lima is the author of Amblyopia (Bull City Press, 2020). Her work has appeared or is upcoming in The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Jubilat, The Common, and elsewhere.
Rose McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage and Its Day Being Gone, both from Penguin Poets, as well as The Always Broken Plates of Mountains (Four Way Books, 2012) and In the Gem Mine Capital of the World (Bull City Press, 2020).
Matthew Olzmann is the author of two books poems, Mezzanines, which was selected for the Kundiman Prize, and Contradictions in the Design, both from Alice James Books.
Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. She is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, most recently Chestnut Ridge.
Adriana Rambay Fernández is a writer and poet currently living in Virginia. She is a Jack Jones Literary Arts Fellow and holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars where she was a recipient of the MFA Fiction Prize.
Cedric Rudolph teaches poetry to high schoolers at the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA) and edits for Beautiful Cadaver.
Michael Simms is the founding editor of Autumn House Press and the current editor of Vox Populi. His latest collection of poems is American Ash (Ragged Sky, 2020).
Junious Ward is a National Poetry Slam champion and Individual World Poetry Slam champion who has toured nationally. He is the author of Sing Me a Lesser Wound (Bull City Press, 2020).