Join us for readings by Zeina Hashem Beck and Chelsea Jennings!
Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her second full-length collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. She’s also the author of two chapbooks: 3arabi Song, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and There Was and How Much There Was, a smith|doortop Laureate’s Choice, selected by Carol Ann Duffy. Her first book, To Live in Autumn, won the 2013 Backwaters Prize. Her work has won Best of the Net, has been nominated for the Pushcart and the Forward Prize, and has appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a- Day, and World Literature Today, among others. Her poem, “Maqam,” won Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Frederick Bock Prize. www.zeinahashembeck.com
Chelsea Jennings is a Seattle-based writer and educator whose debut book of poems, Transmission Loss (2018), received a Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press. She is the recipient of a “Discovery”/Boston Review prize and awards from Black Warrior Review, The Cincinnati Review, and december. Her poetry can also be found in such places as the Madison Review, Mississippi Review, Sycamore Review, Poet Lore, Best New Poets, and Sugar House Review.