In our monthly reading series, "Today You Are Perfect," we bring poets and artists and listeners together to share their words. Afterward, everyone has the option to participate in a small question and answer session.
The Lineup: TRESHA FAYE HAEFNER, ROBERT WALICKI, CHISARAOKWU
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 30, 7:00-8:00 pm CT (5 PT, 6 MT, 8 ET)
Location: Online reading. Join us virtually via Zoom Webinar by registering for the link at the button below.
Tresha Faye Haefner is a writer who has lived in California, Costa Rica and North Carolina. Her work has won the Robert and Adele Schiff Prize, the Pangea Prize, and been a finalist for the River Heron Poetry Prize, Best of the Net and several Pushcart prizes. She is author of The Lone Breakable Night (Finishing Line Press) and Method and Mystery: A Research Based Guide to Teaching Poetry (The Poetry Salon Press). She is founder of and lead instructor at The Poetry Salon. To find out more, visit www.thepoetrysalon.com.
Robert Walicki's work has appeared in a number of journals including Fourth River, Uppagus, Vox Populi, and Chiron Review. He currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press, 2015), which was nominated to the 2016 New York Showcase of Books at The Poet's House in NY. His first full-length collection of poems is Black Angels (Six Gallery Press, 2019) and his latest book, Fountain, was just released from Main Street Rag Press.
.CHISARAOKWU. (she/her) is an Igbo American transdisciplinary poet-artist, healthcare futurist and 2023 MacDowell Fellow. Her work has been supported with fellowships Anaphora Arts, Brooklyn Poets, Cave Canem, and the Periplus Collective and is an alum of the 2022 Tin House Winter Workshop. Her writings appear in Obsidian, Cutthroat, Cider Press Review, PANK, The Washington Post, The New England Journal of Medicine, and more. Her anthro-poetic approach to poetry utilizes spiritual, oral, and print archives of West Africa and its diaspora to explore its rituals, traumas, and joy. A retired physician, she is also founder of The JOY+WELL, an organization utilizing the arts to support healing. Find her on Twitter @chisaraasomugha.
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