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Saturday, May 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
In Transit: A Poetry Reading with Brionne Janae, Joseph Legaspi, Leah Umansky, and Jenny Xie FILLING

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Four poets with recently released collections share their work, guiding the audience on journeys across the globe, into the past, and toward the future. These three debuts and a second collection address how we move through the world, cope with painful pasts, learn, change, and how we might navigate any turbulence ahead. Each of these collections were heralded by esteemed judges and selected for publication in concert with the Academy of American Poets' Walt Whitman Award (Juan Felipe Herrera), the New Issues Poetry Prize (Mary Szybist), Eyewear Publishing's Sexton Prize (Don Share), or the BOAAT Book Prize (Dorianne Laux).

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Joseph O. Legaspi

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the poetry collections Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and three chapbooks: Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). Recent works have appeared in POETRY, New England Review... Read More →

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Brionne Janae

Brionne Janae is a California native, poet and teaching artist living in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botoloph Emering Artist award, a Hedgebrook and Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Alumni and proud Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry and prose have been published in... Read More →
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Leah Umansky

Leah Umansky is a poet and teacher in NYC, and the author of The Barbarous Century, out now with London's Eyewear Publishing. Her poems can be seen in or are forthcoming in Guernica, Plume, The Bennington Review and Salamander. She also hosts and curates the Couplet Reading Series... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room