Where: Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Natalie Eilbert, Monica Youn, Jihyun Yun and Shamar Hill will read poems from their books and/or works in progress. After the reading, there will be wine and a book signing.
Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Contest, slated for publication in late 2017, as well as the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is serving a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Granta, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.
Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (2016), which was awarded the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America (judged by Robin Coste Lewis). It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award and longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as being named one of the best poetry collections of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post and BuzzFeed. Her previous book, Ignatz (2010), was a finalist for the National Book Award. The daughter of Korean immigrants and a former lawyer, she teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.
Jihyun Yun is a Fulbright Fellow and recent MFA graduate from New York University. An Alice James award finalist and pushcart prize nominee, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: Narrative, Fugue, River Styx, and elsewhere.
Shamar Hill, a Cave Canem Fellow, is the recipient of numerous awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a scholarship from Fine Arts Work Center. He has been published or has work forthcoming in: Day One, The Rumpus, Southern Humanities Review, KROnline, and Vinyl. He is working on his first poetry collection, Photographs of an Imagined Childhood, and a memoir, In Defiance of All True Things.