Readings with Angela Veronica Wong, Cheryl J. Fish, Pia Aliperti, & Leah Umansky

Join us for the readings by Leah Umansky, Angela Veronica Wong, Cheryl J. Fish, and Pia Aliperti! Co-presented by Belladonna*, Locked Horn Press and Bone Bouquet Journal. 

Locked Horn Press, located in San Diego, CA, publishes creative and scholarly work that is designed to provoke and spark conversation about contemporary issues in literature. This event celebrates the first two offerings: Inspired in part by the #ReadWomen2014 Twitter campaign,Read Women: An Anthology showcases 32 distinct women's voices that celebrate contemporary poetry. Gendered & Written: Forums on Poetics presents a compilation of diverse writings from working poets--including a selection of poets who appear in Read Women--that explorethe relationship between gender and poetry.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Selected by Poets & Writers as a 2012 debut poet, Angela Veronica Wong is the author of the full-length poetry collection how to survive a hotel fire (Coconut Books). She has published several poetry chapbooks, including Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter, which won a Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship. Along with the Read Women anthology, her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry (Scribner) and is forthcoming in Please Excuse This Poem (Viking). Her fiction is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly. She is on the internet atwww.angelaveronicawong.com

Cheryl J. Fish is a poet, fiction writer, and environmental justice scholar. Her poetry has been included in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, Far from the Centers of Ambition: The Legacy of Black Mountain College, Terrain.org, New American Writing, Talisman, and Volt. Her fiction was featured in Liars League NYC, and an excerpt from novel manuscript OFF THE YOGA MAT was finalist for L Magazine’s literary upstart. She has written essays on June Jordan, Ruth Ozeki, and published a book on black and white women travelers of the nineteenth century. Fish was Fulbright professor in Finland, writer in residence at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and she teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

Leah Umansky is the author of the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream and a full length collection, Domestic Uncertainties. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, The Brooklyn Rail & Coconut Poetry. She also hosts and curates the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. www.leahumansky.com .

Pia Aliperti’s poems have appeared in Bone Bouquet, The Best American Poetry blog, Rattle, and A Clean, Well-lighted Place among others. She also works with erasure. Excerpts of her manuscript “Solitude Must Share My Solitude,” an erasure of the novel Jane Eyre, can be found in Luna Luna, the Augury Books blog, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal (forthcoming). She earned her MFA from The New School. By day she edits college admissions guides and teaches writing. She lives in Inwood, New York City.

 

 

Read Women: An Anthology showcases 32 distinct women's voices that celebrate contemporary poetry. Gendered & Written: Forums on Poetics presents a compilation of diverse writings from working poets--including a selection of poets who appear in Read Women--that explore the relationship between gender and poetry.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.