KGB: Gillian Cummings, Elizabeth Onusko, Cynthia Manick and Hossannah Asuncion

May 02, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hossannah Asuncion teaches, eats, and chihuahuas. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, The Poetry Society of America, and The Laundromat Project. Her first collection, Object Permanence, is out from Magic Helicopter Press.

Gillian Cummings is the author of My Dim Aviary, winner of the 2015 Hudson Prize (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). She has also written three chapbooks, the most recent of which is Ophelia (dancing girl press, 2016). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Boulevard, the Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, and in other journals. Gillian lives in Westchester County, New York. She is also a visual artist.

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. She serves as East Coast Editor of Jamii Publishing and founder and curator of the reading series Soul Sister Revue. Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Elizabeth Onusko is the author of Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor (Red Paint Hill, 2016). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Bennington Review, Best New Poets 2015, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Sixth Finch, and Southern Humanities Review, among others. She is the editor of Foundry and assistant editor of inter|rupture. Her website is