POSTPONED: At Home with Literati: Ashwini Bhasi w/ Jasmine An & Jason B. Crawford.

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 7:00pm


We're pleased to welcome Ashwini Bhasi to our At Home with Literati Series in support of Musth. She'll be joined by readers Jasmine An and Jason B. Crawford.

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Ashwini Bhasi is a bioinformatician from Kerala, India who is interested in exploring the molecular genetics of shame, trauma and chronic pain through poetry and visual art. Her work can be found in Michigan Quarterly Review, RHINO, Kweli, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Frontier Poetry, The Offing, Hobart, Indianapolis Review and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the William J. Shaw Memorial Poetry Prize from Dunes Review and was a finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award from the Center for Women Writers. Musth, which won the 2020 CutBank chapbook contest, is her first poetry collection.

Jasmine An comes from the Midwest. Her work can be found in Black Warrior Review’s Boyfriend Village, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nat. BrutWaxwing and Best New Poets 2020, among othersShe is author of two chapbooks of poetry Naming the No-Name Woman (Two Sylvias Press, 2016) and Monkey Was Here (Porkbelly Press, 2020) and Poetry Editor at Agape Editions. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan.

Jason B. Crawford (They/Them) is a black, nonbinary, bi-poly-queer writer born in Washington DC, raised in Lansing, MI. Their debut chapbook collection Summertime Fine is out through Variant Lit. Their second chapbook Twerkable Moments is out from Paper Nautilus Press. Their debut Full Length Year of the Unicorn Kidz will be out in 2022 from Sundress Publications. Crawford holds a Bachelors of Science in Creative Writing from Eastern Michigan University and is the co-founder of The Knight’s Library Magazine. Crawford is the winner of Courtney Valentine Prize for Outstanding Work by a Millennial Artist, Vella Chapbook Contest, and Variant Lit Chapbook Contest. Their work can be found in Split Lip Magazine, Glass Poetry, Voicemail poems, FreezeRay Poetry, HAD, among others.

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