KGB: Women of Resistance

May 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lauren Clark’s first collection of poems, Music for a Wedding (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017) was selected by Pulitzer Prize-winner Vijay Seshadri for the 2016 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Lauren holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, where they were the recipient of four Hopwood Awards.

Cynthia Dewi Oka, a two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee, is the author of Salvage: Poems and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water. She has been awarded the Fifth Wednesday Journal Editor’s Prize in Poetry and scholarships from the Voices of Our Nations (VONA) and Vermont Studio Center.

Ruth Irupé Sanabria’s first collection of poetry, The Strange House Testifies (Bilingual Press), won 2nd place (Poetry) in the 2010 Annual Latino Book Awards. Her second collection of poems, Beasts Behave in Foreign Land, received the 2014 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Award. Her poems have appeared in anthologies such as Women Writing Resistanceand U.S. Latino Literature Today.

Wendy Xu is most recently the author of Phrasis (Fence Books, 2017). The recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Poetry, A Public Space, BOMB, and widely elsewhere.

Danielle Barnhart is co-founding Editor & Director of Events for Village of Crickets. She coordinates programming for Adelphi University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, and teaches undergraduate creative writing. Winner of the 2015 Donald Everett Axinn Award in Poetry, she lives (and writes) on Long Island with her family.

Iris Mahan is a freelance writer, editor, and poet based in New York. She is a graduate of Adelphi University, where she was the recipient of the Robert Muroff Scholarship in Creative Writing, and is co-founder of Village of Crickets. She works in nonprofit fundraising for the literary arts, most recently at PEN America and The Center for Fiction.