We are excited to announce the line-up for our Summer 2021 Online Readings, to celebrate the launch of the magazine’s latest issue, the first under the editorship of André Naffis-Sahely.
For this online event, we will be joined by Sarah Lasoye, Elisa Wouk Almino, Hibaq Osman, Fred D’Aguiar, Roseanne Watt, Douglas Kearney and Christopher Soto.
The event will be broadcast live from Zoom to our YouTube channel, with captions, and the URL will be shared with all ticket holders an hour before the event begins. Tickets are ‘pay as you feel’, and any amount, however small, is accepted.
Sarah Lasoye is a poet and writer from London. Her debut chapbook, Fovea / Ages Ago, was published by Hajar Press in April 2021.
Elisa Wouk Almino is the translator of This House by Ana Martins Marques (Scrambler Books, 2017), editor of Alice Trumbull Mason: Pioneer of American Abstraction (Rizzoli, 2020), and senior editor at Hyperallergic.
Hibaq Osman is a Somali writer, born and based in London. In 2020, Hibaq released her first full poetry collection where the memory waswith Jacaranda Books.
Fred D’Aguiar is a Guyanese-British poet, novelist and playwright. His latest collection of poems is Letters to America (Carcanet, 2020), which was a Poetry Book Society Winter 2020 Choice. His memoir, Year of Plagues: A 2020 Memoir will be published in the UK by Carcanet in August 2021.
Roseanne Watt is a writer, filmmaker and musician from Shetland. Her award-winning dual-language debut collection, Moder Dy, was published by Polygon in May 2019.
Douglas Kearney is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly awardee and Cave Canem fellow. He’s published six books and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.
Christopher Soto (b. 1991) is a poet based in Los Angeles, California. He works at UCLA and sits on the Board of Directors for Lambda Literary.