Rosamond S King won the 2018 LAMBDA award for her collection Rock | Salt | Stone (2017). Jen Bervin, author of Silk Poems (2017), is an interdisciplinary artist and poet whose research-driven works weave together art, writing, science and life in a complex yet elegant way. Aldrin Valdez is the author of the exciting debut collection ESL or You Weren’t Here (2018) that presents a portrait of the poet as witness to, & healer of, their child self. Asiya Wadud’s debut Crosslight for Youngbird (2018) is an urgent and vital collection of poems that mixes ekphrasis with reportage to draw a new narrative of our present-day migration crises. Paolo Javier served as the Queens Borough Poet Laureate from 2010-2014 & is the author of Court of the Dragon (2015).
Presented by Nightboat Books at NYABF on September 23, 2018. Recording courtesy Blank Forms.
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