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Argos Books presents Krystal Languell & Amber Atiya with Cynthia Manick & Betsy Fagin

This event launches books by Krystal Languell (Be A Dead Girl) and Amber Atiya (The Fierce Bums of Doo-Wop).


Krystal Languell was born in South Bend, Indiana. Two chapbooks and a full-length collection of poetry are forthcoming: LAST SONG (dancing girl press, 2014), BE A DEAD GIRL (Argos Books, 2014) and GRAY MARKET (Coconut, 2015). FASHION BLAST QUARTER was published as a poetry pamphlet by Flying Object in 2014. A core member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, she also edits the journal Bone Bouquet. She was a recipient of The Poetry Project's Emerge Surface Be Fellowship, during which she worked with Anselm Berrigan.


Amber Atiya is a queer poet and native Brooklynite. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlas Review,Boston ReviewApogee JournalAnti-Muzzle Magazine, and elsewhere. She received a 2013 Pushcart Prize nomination, a fellowship from Poets House, and is a proud member of a women’s writing group celebrating 12 years and counting.