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April 2018

[Offsite] SAL Poetry Series: Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz & Javier Zamora

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

      Rachel McKibbens is a Chicana poet and Pink Elephant. McKibbens is a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow and the 2009 Women of the World Poetry Slam champion. She co-curates the monthly reading series Poetry & Pie Night with poet Jacob Rakovan in upstate New York, and is a member of the Right Coast Writers Brigade. She has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including World Literature Today, The New York Quarterly, and Bowery Women:…

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May 2018

[Offsite] SAL Poetry Series: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Born in 1974 in Chicago to a Filipina mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee Nezhukumatathil is known for poems that braid three cultures–Filipino, Indian, and American–and for poetry that is bright, accessible, and filled with lush sensory images. She received her B.A. in English and M.F.A. in poetry and creative nonfiction from Ohio State University in Columbus. Poet Naomi Shiab Nye writes, “Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s poems are as ripe, funny and fresh as a precious friendship. They’re the fullness of days,…

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