E-Verse Equinox reading series announces an AWP blowout at the University of the Arts, featuring a star-studded cast of readers and no fewer than three book launches.
E-Verse Equinox and HOT L Reading
Friday, March 25th, 6-7:30PM EST
Gershman Chapel, 401 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1111
Click here for the Facebook event page
Proof of vaccination will be required at the door. Masks must be worn inside.
E-Verse Hosts Ernest Hilbert and John Wall Barger are excited to invite you to their E-Verse Equinox reading series, a special AWP offsite event, featuring Alexis Sears, Daniel Nester, Anton Yakovlev, Samantha Medina, and Chad Abushanab.
Alexis Sears is the author of Out of Order, winner of the 2021 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. David Yezzi writes of the book that “her poems draw blood. It’s hard to think of a debut collection since Heart’s Needle [by W.D. Snodgrass] that is at once so deeply felt and so finely tuned. In her hands, form is the fist that delivers the blow, conveying the pure force of language.” She earned her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Bachelor’s in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in Cortland Review, Hopkins Review, Cimarron Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Literary Matters, and Poet Lore. Her poem “Hair Sestina” will appear in Best American Poetry 2022.
Chad Abushanab won the 2018 Donald Justice Poetry Prize for his debut collection, The Last Visit. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, 32 Poems, Ecotone, and Hopkins Review. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Bemidji State University in Minnesota.
Daniel Nester is the author most recently of Harsh Realm: My 1990s, a collection of poetry and prose poems coming soon from Indolent Books. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Bennington Review, Hopkins Review, Word For/Word, Court Green, and Love’s Executive Order. He is the editor of Pine Hills Review.
Anton Yakovlev’s latest poetry chapbook is Chronos Dines Alone (SurVision Books, 2018), winner of the James Tate Prize. He is also the author of Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books, 2017) and two prior chapbooks. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Criterion, Hopkins Review, Measure, Posit, and upstreet. The Last Poet of the Village, a book of translations of poetry by Sergei Yesenin, was published by Sensitive Skin Books in 2019.
Samantha Medina is an artist, musician and poet from New Jersey. She is currently a senior studying Creative Writing at The University of The Arts and lives in Philadelphia. When she’s not writing she is listening to music, watching bad television, reading, or hanging out with her cat, Miso.