Poetry at Literati: Iliana Rocha & Andrew Collard

Monday, May 1, 2023 - 6:30pm

We welcome Iliana Rocha and Andrew Collard to read their latest poetry collections.

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Andrew Collard is a writer and teacher. Set in the metropolis centered on Detroit, MI, Andrew’s first book, Sprawl, won the Hollis Summers poetry prize and will be published in March of 2023 by Ohio University Press. Poems from Sprawl have appeared in Ploughshares, AGNI, Best New Poets, and many more journals and magazines. Andrew received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and currently teaches as a Visiting Professor at Grand Valley State University. Over the years, he has served as a poetry editor for Witness and Third Coast Magazine, and as an associate editor for New Issues Press. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with his son.

Iliana Rocha is the 2019 winner of the Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry for her newest collection, The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez, available from Tupelo Press. Karankawa, her debut, won the 2014 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). The recipient of a 2020 CantoMundo fellowship and 2019 MacDowell fellowship, she has had work featured or forthcoming in the Best New Poets anthology, as well as The New York Times, Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, Latin American Literature Today, Oxford American, among others, and she serves as Poetry Co-Editor for Waxwing Literary Journal. She earned her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her three chihuahuas Nilla, Beans, and Migo are the loves of her life.

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Ann Arbor, MI
The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez By Iliana Rocha Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946482648
Published: Tupelo Press - February 1st, 2022

Sprawl: Poems (Hollis Summers Poetry Prize) By Andrew Collard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780821425282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ohio University Press - March 28th, 2023