Join Graywolf Press for an evening of reflection, resilience, and hope.
Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 7:00–8:00 PM CT on Zoom
Hear from six talented writers as they read from their works, reflect on the past year, and share their hopes for our collective future.
Admission to this online event is free, but we encourage donations to help complete Graywolf’s New Chapter Campaign, a $3 million initiative to strengthen our publishing program. With $2.8M raised, we have been fortunate to secure a one-to-one match of $100,000 to help us close the campaign. With the support of this event, we have raised $67,000 towards this match already... $33K to go! In this time of challenges and change, we have been buoyed by the creativity of our writers, the loyalty of our readers, the strength of our staff, and the generosity of our donors. Thank you for your continued support!
KAVEH AKBAR is the author of two books of poetry—Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf 2021) and Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017)—and the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine. Born in Tehran, Iran, Kaveh teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph and Warren Wilson college. Currently, he serves as Poetry Editor for the Nation.
PERCIVAL EVERETT is author to more than thirty books, including the novel Telephone, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; and The Trees, which is forthcoming from Graywolf in September 2021.
DONIKA KELLY is the author of The Renunciations and Bestiary, winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for poetry, and the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She teaches in the English Department at the University of Iowa.
JIM MOORE is the author of ten books of poetry, including Prognosis and Underground: New and Selected Poems. His poetry has appeared in the Nation, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Spoleto, Italy.
THIRII MYO KYAW MYINT is the author of Names for Light: A Family History (Graywolf 2021) and The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven. She has a BA from Brown University, an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD from the University of Denver. She teaches at Amherst College.
NANA NKWETI is the author of Walking on Cowrie Shells. She is an AKO Caine Prize finalist and alumna of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has garnered fellowships from MacDowell, Kimbilio, Ucross, and the Wurlitzer Foundation, among others. She is a professor of English at the University of Alabama.
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