Date and Time: Monday, November 18th @ 6:30PM - 9PM
Location: The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation
Please join the Belladonna* Collaborative for an evening of poetry, featuring poets Maryam Parhizkar, Emily Skillings, and CL Young.
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar is a writer, scholar and author of two chapbooks: Pull: a ballad (The Operating System, 2014) and As For the Future (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2016). Her recent writing can be found in The Felt, Omniverse, Social Text Online, Amerarcana/Shuffle Boil, Bone Bouquet, The Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day, among other places. Born and raised in southwest Houston by Salvadoran and Iranian immigrant parents, she currently lives in northern New Jersey, and is working on a series of poems on migration and the social and ecological landscape of the Hackensack Meadowlands. She is a 2019 CantoMundo Fellow.
Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not (The Song Cave, 2017), which Publishers Weekly called a “fabulously eccentric, hypnotic, and hypervigilant debut.” Recent poems can be found in Poetry, Harper’s, Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, The Rumpus, and jubilat. Skillings is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective, small press, and event series. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow in 2017, and has taught creative writing at Yale University, Parsons School of Design, Poets House, the 92nd Street Y, and through Brooklyn Poets. She lives in Brooklyn.
CL Young writes poems and essays. She is the author of a chapbook called What Is Revealed When I Reveal It to You (dancing girl press, 2018), and co-author with Emily Skillings of Rose of No Man's Land, a chaplet from Belladonna*. Her poems have appeared in Lana Turner, the PEN Poetry Series, Pinwheel, Sixth Finch, The Volta, and elsewhere, and essays can be found at Entropy and The Scofield. She holds an MFA from Colorado State University and currently lives in Boise, Idaho, where she runs a reading & workshop series called Sema.
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