> Rapid Fire: City Wide Fellows Reading
Wednesday, April 2 at 5PM
Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Recipients of emerging writers fellowships (from Cave Canem, the Poetry Project, and Poets House) will share recent work in this hour-long introduction to these rising stars.
Poets House: Mahogany Browne, Rosamond King, Elsbeth Pancrazi, Montana Ray, Xeňa Stanislavovna Semjonová
Cave Canem: Simone White, Rickey Laurentiis
Poetry Project: Guillermo Felice Castro, Krystal Languell, Rangi McNeil
6PM – 7PM, Elebash Recital Hall
> PSA Chapbook Fellowship Award Ceremony
7PM, Elebash Recital Hall
The Poetry Society of America launched the PSA Chapbook Fellowship Program a decade ago to establish the template for a community of peers and mentors who encourage and support talented poets who have not yet published a first book. Since the inception of the program we have introduced over 40 new voices. A uniquely supportive publication opportunity, the Fellowship provides exposure, mentorship, and career-building resources for promising poets in the earliest stages of their careers. Five years ago, PSA built on the program’s early momentum by joining with the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival. Each year, the Festival is scheduled to coincide with the launch of the new set of Chapbooks, and features a reading by current PSA Fellows at which they are introduced by their selecting judges. This year’s readers include: Thomas Sayers Ellis, John Yau, and Nick Flynn will read along with the chapbook winners: MRB Chelko, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Alicia Salvadeo, and Xavier Cavazos.