Reading with Writers House Faculty Poets
Monday, April 01, 2024, 12:30pm - 01:30pm
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LESLIEANN HOBAYAN is a Filipina-American poet, essayist, activist mom, and host of Spiritual Grit, a podcast at the intersection of spirituality and activism. She is the author of the chapbook, Divorce Papers: A Slow Burn (Finishing Line Press, 2023) Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Aster(ix) Journal, The Grief Diaries, The Lantern Review, The Mom Egg Review, The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit, and elsewhere.

AMY LAWLESS is the author of the poetry collections My Dead and Broadax, both from Octopus Books. She is also the co-author of the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected from Pioneer Works Press' Groundworks Series (2016). A chapbook, A Woman Alone, was published by Sixth Finch in 2017.

JANICE A. LOWE, poet and musician, is the composer of Millie and Christine McKoy Sisters’ Syncopated Sonnets in Song, libretto by Tyehimba Jess. Lowe is the author of Leaving CLE poems of nomadic dispersal and the chapbook SWAM. A recent MacDowell Fellow, Lowe leads the new music ensemble, Namaroon. She is a co-founder of the Dark Room Collective.

ALYEA PIERCE is an award-winning poet, National Geographic Explorer, and Fulbright alumna, using spoken word poetry and audio to amplify lost voices of history. In addition to performing and writing, she enjoys working as an educator and mentor for young writers.

ALISON POWELL is a poet, lyric essayist, and scholar, and is Associate Teaching Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University. She is the author of Boats in the Attic (Editor’s Prize, Poets Out Loud / Poetic Justice Institute contest, Fordham University Press 2022) and The Art of Perpetuation (Black Lawrence Press, 2020).

REBECCA REYNOLDS has published two books of poetry, Daughter of the Hangnail, recipient of the 1998 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and The Bovine Two Step. Her third collection received the 42 Miles Press poetry award and will come out in 2025.

Location Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Second Floor, 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, Second Floor