At Home with Literati: Kathy Fagan, Raena Shirali, & Martha Collins

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

We're pleased to welcome Kathy Fagan, Raena Shirali, & Martha Collins to read from their recent poetry collections

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Kathy Fagan is the author of Bad Hobby and Sycamore, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. She is also the author of four previous collections, including The Charm; The Raft, winner of the National Poetry Series; and MOVING & ST RAGE, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize. Fagan's work has appeared in venues such as the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Poetry, The Nation, the New Republic, Best American Poetry, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and an Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship, and served as the Frost Place poet in residence. Fagan is cofounder of the MFA program at The Ohio State University, where she teaches poetry, and coedits the Wheeler Poetry Prize Book Series for The Journal and The Ohio State University Press.

Raena Shirali is the author of two collections of poetry. Her first book, GILT (YesYes Books, 2017), won the 2018 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award, and her second, SUMMONINGS (Black Lawrence Press, 2022), won the 2021 Hudson Prize. Winner of a Pushcart Prize & a former Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University, Shirali is also the recipient of prizes and honors from VIDA, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, & Cosmonauts Avenue. Formerly a Co- Editor-in-Chief of Muzzle Magazine, Shirali now serves as Faculty Advisor for Folio-a literary magazine dedicated to publishing works by undergraduate students at the national level. She holds an MFA in Poetry from The Ohio State University and is an Assistant Professor of English at Holy Family University. The Indian American poet was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and now lives in Philadelphia.

Martha Collins is the author of ten previous collections of poetry, most recently Because What Else Could I Do, which won the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award. Previous volumes include Blue Front, White Papers, Admit One: An American Scrapbook, and the paired volumes Day unto Day and Night unto Night. She has also cotranslated four volumes of Vietnamese poetry and coedited several anthologies.

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Bad Hobby: Poems By Kathy Fagan Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315458
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 13th, 2022

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Summonings By Raena Shirali Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781625570413
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Published: Black Lawrence Press - October 31st, 2022

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Casualty Reports: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Martha Collins Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822966869
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 11th, 2022