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Short & Sweet: A Poetry Reading

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hosted by TriQuarterly Books & Northwestern University Press

About this Event

Join us Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 8:30 PM Eastern/7:30 Central for Short & Sweet, a virtual reading featuring five minutes of poetry from each writer:

David BarberAma CodjoeNandi ComerGregory FraserEllen HaganDarrel Alejandro HolnesTsitsi Jaji, & Mike Puican.

About the Readers

DAVID BARBER is the author The Spirit LevelWonder Cabinet, and Secret History. He is poetry editor of The Atlantic, where he has also worked as a staff editor and online literary editor.

AMA CODJOE is the author of Blood of the Air, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize, and Bluest Nude, forthcoming in 2022. Codjoe is the recipient of a 2017 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, a 2019 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and a 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship.

NANDI COMER is the author of Tapping Out and American Family: A Syndrome. She has been named a Kresge Artist Fellow and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Blueshift JournalCrab Orchard ReviewGreen Mountains Reviewpluck!Prairie Schooner, and Southern Indiana Review.

GREGORY FRASER is the author of Strange PietàAnswering the RuinsDesigned for Flight, and Little Armageddon. Fraser is a professor at the University of West Georgia and serves as features editor of the Birmingham Poetry Review.

ELLEN HAGAN is the author of Blooming FiascoesHemisphereCrownedWatch Us Rise, a YA collaboration with Renée Watson, and Reckless, Glorious, Girl, a middle grade novel in verse. Hagan is the Director of the Poetry & Theatre Departments at the DreamYard Project and directs their International Poetry Exchange Program with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.

DARREL ALEJANDRO HOLNES is the author of Migrant Psalms, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize, and Stepmotherland, winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. He is an assistant professor of English at Medgar Evers College and a faculty member of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

TSITSI JAJI is the author of Beating the Graves, awarded honorable mention for the 2015 Sillerman Prize; Carnaval, and Mother Tongues. She is an associate professor of English at Duke University.

MIKE PUICAN is the author of Central Air. He has published poems in PoetryBloomsbury ReviewCrab Orchard Review, and New England Review, among others.


March 4
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm