Poetry Month Reading 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021


Mark Anthony Cayanan
Order Unanimal, Counterfeit, Scurrilous (Giramondo Publishing 2021), here.

Mark Anthony Cayanan is from Angeles City, Philippines. They obtained an MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and are a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. Among their publications are the poetry books Narcissus and Except you enthrall me, both published in the Philippines, and Unanimal, Counterfeit, Scurrilous, published in April 2021 by Giramondo Press in Australia. New work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lana Turner, Electric Literature’s The Commuter, Overland, Rabbit, and The Margins. A recipient of fellowships to Civitella and Villa Sarkia, they teach literature and creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University. 

Kirun Kapur
Order Women in the Waiting Room (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), here.

Kirun Kapur’s latest collection, Women in the Waiting Room, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and is out now from (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). She was the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). Named an “Asian-American poet to watch” by NBC News, her work has appeared in AGNI, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares and many other journals. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and Brandeis University, and has been granted fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center and MacDowell Colony. Kirun serves as poetry editor at The Drum Literary Magazine and currently teaches at Amherst College. She grew up between Honolulu and New Delhi and now lives north of Boston.

Kathleen Ossip
Preorder July (Sarabande Books, 2021), here.

Kathleen Ossip’s new book, July, will be published in June 2021. She is also the author of The Do-Over, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice; The Cold War, which was one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011; and The Search Engine, selected by Derek Walcott for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize; and Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems. Her poems have appeared widely in such publications as The Washington Post, The Best American Poetry, The Best American Magazine Writing, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, The New Republic, The Believer, Poetry, and The Paris Review. She teaches at The New School, the 92nd Street Y, and the Hudson Valley Writers Center. She has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Order Living Weapon (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020), here.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of English at Williams College and teaches Creative Writing at Princeton University. His latest book is Living Weapon (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020).

Open mic featuring Meg Weston, Marian Kilcoyne, King Llanza, Jasmine Cruz, Kashiana Singh, Joe Babcock, and, Kimberly Ann Priest. Closing remarks by poetry editor Philip F. Clark.