Mark your calendars for an exciting evening of poetry and short fiction by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri, fiction writer Shannon Robinson, and Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize-winner Austin Allen, upstairs at Fergie’s Pub, hosted by Philly-favorite, poet John Wall Barger, and series creator, Ernest Hilbert.
Wednesday, September 14th, 7PM
Upstairs at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-928-8118
Vijay Seshadri is the author of the poetry books Wild Kingdom, The Long Meadow, The Disappearances, (Harper-Collins India), 3 Sections, and, in 2020, That Was Now, This Is Then, as well as dozens of essays, reviews, and memoir fragments. His work has been widely published and anthologized and recognized with a number of honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Austin Allen is the author of Pleasures of the Game (Waywiser Press), winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, The Missouri Review, 32 Poems, and other publications. He has taught creative writing at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Cincinnati.
Shannon Robinson‘s work has appeared in Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Water-Stone Review, Nimrod, Joyand, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in fiction from Washington University in St. Louis, and in 2011 she was the Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Other honors include the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts, a Hedgebrook Fellowship, a Sewanee Scholarship, and an Independent Artist Award from the Maryland Arts Council. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Johns Hopkins University and lives in Baltimore with her husband and son.