KGB: Rutgers-Newark reading

September 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shara Davis is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from Tuskegee University and obtained her law degree at UC Berkeley. She has worked as an attorney, criminal investigator, and Uber driver. She writes fiction about race, class, and the criminal justice system, and plans to work on a collection of short stories and a novel.

Cheswayo Mphanza was born in Lusaka, Zambia and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a B.A. in English from Middlebury College. His work has been featured in or is forthcoming from New England Review, American Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner, and RHINO. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Hurston/Wright Foundation, Callaloo, Cave Canem, and Columbia University. A recipient of the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, he is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Rutgers-Newark.

Tracy Fuad grew up in Minnesota and is an MFA candidate at Rutgers-Newark. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Bennington Review, Sixth Finch, Ninth Letter, Adroit, Muzzle Magazine, and Powder Keg. Her essays have appeared in Apogee, BOAAT, and CutBank. She’s received support for her writing from the Barbara Deming Fund, The Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley, and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Current obsessions include fabric, mnenmonics, pond life, and Saddam Hussein.

Andrés Cerpa is the author of Elegy with a Bicycle in a Ransacked City, forthcoming from Alice James Books (January 2019). A recipient of a fellowship from the McDowell Colony, Canto Mundo, and a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Gulf Coast, Third Coast, TriQuarterly, Horsethief, Radar Poetry, West Branch, + other journals.