Registration for our virtual SWC Reading Series is free, and we’ll raffle books at all readings.
Fourth Thursday SWC Reading Series: Kavita Das (Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar, nonfiction), Polly Rosenwaike (Look How Happy I’m Making You, fiction), Meg Day (Last Psalm at Sea Level, poetry), and Brione Janae (After Jubilee, poetry).
June 24, 2021, 8PM EST Register
Kavita Das writes about culture, race, gender, and their intersections. Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize, her work has been published in CNN, Teen Vogue, Catapult, Fast Company, Tin House, Longreads, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her first book, Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar was published by Harper Collins India in 2019 and she’s at work on her next book, Sparking Change on the Page: Lessons and Reflections on Writing About Social Issues (Beacon Press, Summer 2022). Link: amazon.com.
Deaf, genderqueer poet Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. A recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Day’s recent work can be found in Best American Poetry 2020 & The New York Times. Day is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College. www.megday.com. Independent bookstore link: Barrow Street.
Brionne Janae is a poet and teaching artist living in Brooklyn. They are the author of Blessed are the Peacemakers (2021) which won the 2020 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize, and After Jubilee (2017) published by Boat Press. Brionne has received fellowships to Cave Canem, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center and Hedgebrook. Their poetry has been published in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, The Sun Magazine, jubilat, and Waxwing among others. Off the page they go by Breezy. Independent bookstore link: Boaat Press.
Polly Rosenwaike’s story collection, Look How Happy I’m Making You, was published by Doubleday in 2019. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, Glimmer Train, the New York Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Millions. She lives in Ann Arbor. Independent bookstore link: Literati Books.