Chapbook Reading with Katie Farris, Emily Lee Luan, and Isabella DeSendi (via Zoom)

Registration for this event is free. Donations (toward the readers’ honoraria) are encouraged and greatly appreciated, but not required. This event will take place via Zoom. The link will be sent via email at the time of registration and again the day of the event!
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Katie Farris is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and translator. Most recently, the editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal selected Katie Farris’s A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving for this year’s title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series. Katie Farris’s work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Verse,The Nation, McSweeneys, Granta, and the Massachusetts Review, which awarded her the Anne Halley Poetry Prize. Farris is the author of the hybrid-form text boysgirls (Marick Press, 2011; Tupelo Press, 2019) and translator as well as co-editor of several books, including Gossip and Metaphysics: Russian Modernist Poems and Prose (Tupelo, 2014). Her translations in New Cathay: Contemporary Chinese Poetry, 1990-2012 (Tupelo Press, 2013) received Poetry East/West’s International Translation Award, which is awarded in China, annually, for a “translator of exceptional skills.” Her translations and original work have appeared in anthologies published by Penguin and Graywolf. She is currently Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Emily Lee Luan is the author of I Watch the Boughs (2021)selected by Gabrielle Calvocoressi for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. A 2020 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry (2021), Best New Poets (2019), The Offing, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Rutgers University–Newark.

Isabella DeSendi’s chapbook, Through the New Body received a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. She is a Cuban-Italian poet and educator whose work has been published in Narrative, LevelerSmall OrangeTwo PeachThe Ekphrastic Review, and The Grief Diaries. She was selected as a finalist for The 2019 Frontier Digital Poetry Chapbook contest judged by Jericho Brown, and has also been named a finalist for the June Jordan Fellowship and Narrative Magazine’s Annual Poetry Prize. Isabella is the recipient of a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship and holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University in New York City where she currently resides.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953