Digital Anthology: A Poetry Daily Reading
Monday, October 5th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast
About the Event
Poets Sandra Lim, author of The Wilderness, Vivek Narayanan, author of Life and Times of Mr. S, Peter Streckfus author of Errings, and Carmen Giménez Smith, author of Be Recorder, will read from their award-winning work. Their poetry ranges from the myths of the American landscape and the chronicles of living language, to the motions of those absent and the precariousness of personhood. Each writer is part of the editorial board of Poetry Daily, a site that is committed to introducing thousands of readers to fresh voices in contemporary poetry. Sponsored by Poetry Daily.
About Sandra Lim
Sandra Lim is the author of two poetry collections, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006) and The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), which won the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Baffler, jubilat, The New York Times, Poetry, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. Her honors include a 2020 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Levis Reading Prize, and grants from MacDowell, The Vermont Studio Center, and The Getty Foundation. Born in Seoul, Korea, she is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and lives in Cambridge, MA.
About Vivek Narayanan
Vivek Narayanan was born in India and grew up in Zambia, Southern Africa. His books of poetry include Universal Beach and Life and Times of Mr S. He is also Co-editor/curator for Almost Island, an India-based international literary organization, publisher and journal. He currently teaches courses in poetry, literature and interdisciplinary research at George Mason University.
About Peter Streckfus
Peter Streckfus is the author of two poetry books: Errings, winner of Fordham University Press’s 2013 POL Editor’s Prize, and The Cuckoo, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2003. His poems appear in journals such as the Bennington Review, The Chicago Review, The New Republic, and the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day. His awards include fellowships and grants from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Peter S. Reed Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy in Rome. He lives in the Washington DC area and is on the faculties of the Creative Writing Program at George Mason University and the Low-Residency Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing at Cedar Crest College.
About Carmen Giménez Smith
Carmen Giménez Smith, a 2019 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of seven books including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry and Be Recorder, a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award. She was awarded an American Book Award for Bring Down the Little Birds and the Juniper Prize for Poetry for her collection Goodbye, Flicker. She is a co-director for CantoMundo, publisher of Noemi Press, and a Professor of English at Virginia Tech.