Wesleyan UP at AWP! Booth 616

Join us for a Wesleyan University Press Reading

Sarah Blake, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley, Kerri Webster, and Kazim Ali

Thursday, March 8, 2018
3:00pm – 4:15pm
Room 18 & 19, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Event Number R255

Politically aware poets read from their latest work, reacting to our political climate and reflecting on our place, as individuals, in an unsettled world. Exploring the anxieties and isolation of our troubled times—these voices ponder how we can care for ourselves and each other. How do we break free from a seemingly endless, soul-numbing cycle of emotions, moving through outrage, mourning, and despair, again and again?

Evie Shockley & Sarah Blake & Kazim Ali will be signing books at our booth (616) immediately following this reading. 

Meet the poets and have your books signed!
Signings at booth # 616

Evie Shockley & Sarah Blake & Kazim Ali
Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Kerri Webster
Friday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Brenda Hillman & Camille Dungy
Friday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Sarah Blake is the author of Mr. West and Let’s Not Live on Earth. An illustrated workbook accompanies her chapbook, Named After Death. She was awarded a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2013. She is co-founder of Submittrs and The Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration.

Evie Shockley is author of the new black and semiautomatic (and other poetry books), as well as Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (criticism). She is creative writing editor for Feminist Studies and Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University.

Kazim Ali is a poet, translator, essayist and fiction writer. His books include Inquisition, Sky Ward, Bright Felon and Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence. He is associate professor of creative writing and comparative literature at Oberlin College.

Brenda Hillman is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including Practical Water, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, & most recently, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days. She co-translated At Your Feet by Ana Cristina Cesar. Hillman is the Filippi Professor of Poetry at St. Mary’s College of California.

Kerri Webster teaches at Boise State University. She is the author of The Trailhead (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), Grand & Arsenal (University of Iowa, 2012), and We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone (University of Georgia, 2005).