Writers House Alumni Reading with Amy Meng, Omar Holman, and Sean Battle
Friday, April 02, 2021, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
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Hear from three of our talented Rutgers alumni as they read their creative work.

Born in Camden, NJ, Sean Battle holds an MFA in Poetry from Rutgers-Newark and a BA in English from Rutgers-New Brunswick, where he was President and Open Mic Host for the Verbal Mayhem Poetry Collective. Battle has self-published two full-length poetry collections: Profess (2018) and The Forest of Bricks  (2015). His poems can also be found in journals such as Radius: from the Center to the Edge, The Legendary, FreezeRay Poetry,  Journal Of New Jersey Poets, and more. Past stages where he has performed include NJPAC, Dodge Poetry Festival, and Lincoln Park Music Festival. Battle resides in Newark, NJ, as Founder and CEO of EvoluCulture Ventures LLC, an event production and apparel company, as well Executive Producer and Host of its flagship show, Evolution Dopen Mic.

Kelly Corinda is a poet who lives in New York. She is currently completing an MFA in Poetry at Brooklyn College, and is a Contributing Poetry Editor at The Brooklyn Review. While at Rutgers, she received the Julia Carley and Edna J. Herzberg Prizes for Poetry. Her recent work concerns the uses and limits of language through the lens of the experiences of nurses.

 Omar Holmon lives as he writes, one nerd reference at a time. Recognized by Rutgers University as a distinguished Alumnus Poet, he is the author of We Were All Someone Else Yesterday poetry collection on Button Poetry and co-author of Black Nerd Problems essay collection due out in July 2021 on Gallery Books.  Omar’s main goal is to see what he can get away with saying in upscale establishments when performing and writing about all the obscure shows, comics, and fandoms you need in your life.

Amy Meng holds degrees from Rutgers University and New York University. She is the author of Bridled (Pleiades Press, 2018) and a Kundiman Fellow. Her poetry has appeared in publications including: Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Narrative Magazine, and New England Review. She currently lives in Brooklyn. 

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