We’re so excited to welcome to Seattle these two remarkable debut poets! At this event, Carolina Ebeid (You Ask Me To Talk About the Interior, Noemi Press) and Charif Shanahan (Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, SIU Press) will read original work and hang out afterward to sign books.
Carolina Ebeid is the author of You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior (Noemi Press, 2016). She is a student in the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Denver, and holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers. She has won fellowships and prizes from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Stadler Center for Poetry, and the NEA. Her work appears widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, and more recent work appears in The Adroit Journal, Bennington Review, jubilat, and in the inaugural Ruth Stone House Reader. Her book was profiled in the Debut Poets feature in Poets & Writers.
Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Called “a vital and profound new voice” by Publishers Weekly, Shanahan has published poems widely in such journals as Baffler, Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary Hub, New Republic, PBS NewsHour, Poem-a-Day of the Academy of American Poets, Poetry International, and Prairie Schooner, which awarded him the Edward Stanley Poetry Award. Shanahan holds degrees in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and Dartmouth College, and an MFA in Poetry from NYU. Twice nominated for the Puschart Prize, he has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program/IIE, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Starworks Foundation, as well as Stanford University, where he is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.