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Julia Bouwsma, Henk Roussouw & Asiya Wadud


Book launch of Asiya Wadud's A Well-Built Lean-To (Organism for Poetic Research), Julia Bouwsma's Midden (Fordham University Press, winner of the POL Prize), and Henk Rossouw's Xamissa (Fordham University Press, POL Editor's Prize).

Asiya Wadud writes about porous borders and islands. Her first book, Crosslight for Youngbird, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in October 2018 and other books will be out from Ugly Duckling Presse and Nightboat in 2019 and 2020. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she loves animals.

Julia Bouwsma is the author of Work by Bloodlight (Cider Press Review, 2017). She lives and works on an off-the-grid farm in the mountains of western Maine where she also serves as Book Review Editor for Connotation Press: An Online Artifact and as Library Director for Webster Library in Kingfield, Maine.

Henk Rossouw teaches creative writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Boston Review, and elsewhere. He is an associate editor for Tupelo Quarterly.