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Broadside Reading Series: Monica Sok and Dawn Lundy Martin
June 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
With Monica Sok and Dawn Lundy Martin
The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Spring 2017 series is organized by Guest Curator Sheila Maldonado, New York-based writer, and educator.
Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of the 2016-2018 Stadler Fellowship and the author of the chapbook Year Zero, from Poetry Society of America. A Kundiman fellow, Sok has received honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc., Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, Jerome Foundation, MacDowell Colony, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and elsewhere. Her poems appear in Narrative, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.
Dawn Lundy Martin, is a poet, essayist, and conceptual video artist. She is the author of four books of poems and three chapbooks, including most recently, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books 2015) and Good Stock Strange Blood (forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2017). She is currently at work on a memoir. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and other magazines.
Martin is also a co-founder of the Black Took Collective, an experimental performance art/poetry group of three, and a member of HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, a global arts collective. She has been awarded the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry and a 2016 Investing in Professional Artists Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments. Martin is Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and Co-director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members
Guests receive a free letterpress broadside, produced by artists at the Center.
The Center’s Literary Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.