Today You Are Perfect - Dribben, García, Chakraborty

Today You Are Perfect - Dribben, García, Chakraborty

In our monthly reading series, "Today You Are Perfect," we bring poets and artists and listeners together to share their words. After the reading, everyone has the option to participate in a small question and answer session.

The Lineup: Angela Dribben, Kenning JP García, Sumita Chakraborty

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 27, 7:00-8:00 pm CT

Platform: Live Zoom Webinar. After registering, you will be emailed the Zoom link.

Donation: Please support the poets! 

Angie Dribben’s debut collection, Everygirl, a finalist for the 2020 Dogfish Head Prize, is out with Main Street Rag in May 2021. You can find it by visiting https://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product/everygirl-angela-dribben/.

Kenning JP García notvel Of (What Place Meant) from West Vine Press García’s is a book-length experiment with daily writing, as at home with humor as it is with mourning. You can order it by visiting https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/kenning-jean-paul-garcia/of-what-place-meant/paperback/product-1z7rervg.html?page=1&pageSize=4.

Sumita Chakraborty is the author of the poetry collection Arrow (Alice James Books/Carcanet Press, 2020), which has received coverage in the New York Times, NPR, and The Guardian. You can order it by visiting https://www.alicejamesbooks.org/bookstore/arrow.

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Angela Dribben

Angela Dribben

Angie Dribben’s debut collection, Everygirl, a finalist for the 2020 Dogfish Head Prize, is out with Main Street Rag in May 2021. She is Contributing Review Editor at Cider Press Review and Director of Internal Affairs at Southern Collective Experience. Her poetry, essays, mixed media, and reviews can be found or are forthcoming in Cave Wall, EcoTheo, Deep South, San Pedro River Review, Crab Creek Review, Crack the Spine, fatal flaw, up the staircase quarterly, patchwork lit, and others. Her poetry is widely-anthologized: Aunt Flo, I Wanna Be Loved By You (Marilyn Monroe Poems), Texas Review Press’ Virginia anthology, among others.

Kenning JP García

Kenning JP García

Kenning JP García is a diarist and antipoet. Xe is the author of the notvel Of (What Place Meant) (West Vine Press), Furthermore (If And Only If Press) as well as the speculative epics ROBOT, Yawning on the Sands, and Past and Again. Xe spends the nights quietly pushing a broom around a big box store and tries to greet each day with a new meme. 

Sumita Chakraborty

Sumita Chakraborty

Sumita Chakraborty is a poet, essayist, and scholar. She is Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, where she teaches in literary studies and creative writing. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, The American Poetry ReviewBest American Poetry 2019Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her scholarship appears or is forthcoming in Cultural CritiqueInterdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the EnvironmentModernism/modernityCollege Literature, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships and honors from the Poetry Foundation, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Kundiman, and she is the author of the poetry collection Arrow (Alice James Books/Carcanet Press, 2020), which has received coverage in the New York Times, NPR, and The Guardian. Find her on her website at www.sumitachakraborty.com or on Twitter at @notsumatra

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