Please join us as we welcome Alex Dimitrov and Donika Kelly as they read from their astonishing new collections and answer your questions on craft in a engaging Q&A on Zoom. You may submit questions before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org and live on the zoom chat. This reading is free and capped at 500. Donations (towards the poets’ honoraria) are encouraged and appreciated. You will receive the link as soon as you register so be sure to check your spam and promotions folder.
Alex Dimitrov is the author of three books of poems, including Love and Other Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2021), as well as the chapbook American Boys. His work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Poetry. He was the former senior content editor at the Academy of American Poets, where he edited Poem-a-Day and American Poets. He has taught creative writing at Princeton University, Columbia University, and Barnard College, among other institutions. With Dorothea Lasky, he is the co-author of Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac. Dimitrov lives in New York.
Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook AVIARIUM (fivehundred places) and the full-length collections THE RENUNCIATIONS (Graywolf 2021) and BESTIARY (Graywolf). BESTIARY is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The collection was also long listed for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award and a Lambda Literary Award. A Cave Canem graduate fellow and member of the collective Poets at the End of the World, Donika has also received a Lannan Residency Fellowship, and a summer workshop fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic online, The Paris Review, and Foglifter. She currently lives in Iowa City and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches creative writing.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953