AWP San Antonio Office Hours & Friends Reading: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at Grand Hyatt San Antonio (3:00-4:30pm)
Join members of the Office Hours Poetry Community for an onsite reading at AWP San Antonio. Location: Grand Hyatt, (Seguin A), 4th Floor. The event goes from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.
Robin Gow is the author of Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy (Tolsun Books, 2020) and the chapbook Honeysuckle (Finishing Line Press, 2019. They are an adjunct instructor and grad student at Adelphi University. Gow is also the author of A Million Quiet Revolutions, a forthcoming Young Adult Verse Novel.
JP Howard is an educator, literary activist, curator and community builder. Her debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System), was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*) and co-editor of Sinister Wisdom Journal Black Lesbians--We Are the Revolution! JP has received fellowships from Cave Canem, VONA, and Lambda. Her poetry is widely anthologized. JP curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, a NY based forum offering writers a monthly venue to collaborate. http://www.jp-howard.com
Miah Jeffra is author of The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic 2017), The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (Sibling Rivalry 2020), The Violence Almanac (Black Lawrence 2021), and co-editor, with Arisa White and Monique Mero, of the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart (Foglifter 2020). Awards include the New Millennium Prize, the Sidney Lanier Fiction Prize, the Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship, Lambda Literary Fellowship, and 2019 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Outstanding Anthology. Miah is founding editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press.
Rosamond S. King’s publications include the forthcoming All the Rage, the Lambda Award-winning Rock | Salt | Stone and poems in more than three dozen journals, blogs, and anthologies, including The Feminist Wire, Harriet, and The Caribbean Writer. She is sx salon’s Creative Editor and Associate Professor at Brooklyn College. Her goal is to make people feel, wonder, and think, usually in that order. www.rosamondking.com
Sanjana Nair is a full-time professor at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has taught at New York University and Miami University and served as the first Treasurer for the Asian American Poetry organization Kundiman. Her poetry has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Fence Magazine, JuxtaProse Literary Magazine, The Equalizer, Swimm, What Rough Beast for Indolent Books, Anastamos, No, Dear Magazine, Prometheus Dreaming, The Southampton Review and The Bangalore Review. Deeply invested in collaboration, her work has been performed in multiple Emotive Fruition shows New York City and her piece The Lady Apple, a collaboration between poet and composer Beata Moon, was performed at Tribeca’s Flea Theater as well as featured on National Public Radio’s Soundcheck. She resides with her family in Brooklyn.
Sarah M. Sala is a queer poet of Polish-Lebanese descent. Her debut collection, Devil’s Lake is forthcoming from Tolsun Books August 2020. She is the founding director of the free poetry workshop, Office Hours, and Assistant Poetry Editor at the Bellevue Literary Review. Her work appears in BOMB, the Southampton Review, and the Los Angeles Review. Visit her at sarahsala.com and @sarahmsala.
Benny Sisson is a trans poet. She is a library assistant, adjunct instructor, and MFA candidate at Adelphi University. Her work has been featured with Lunch Ticket, Crab Fat Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Mineola, NY.
Noel Quiñones is a Puerto Rican writer, community organizer, and performer from the Bronx. His work has been published in POETRY, the Latin American Review, Rattle, Kweli Journal, and elsewhere. He is the founder and former director of Project X, a Bronx-based arts organization, and a current M.F.A. candidate at the University of Mississippi.
CHRISTINA QUINTANA (CQ) is a writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots, and the author of the full-length play Scissoring (Dramatists Play Service) and The Heart Wants, a chapbook of poetry (Finishing Line Press). Her plays have been developed and produced across the country, and she is the recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, Playwrights Realm, Van Lier New Voices at the Lark, Queer/Art and Lambda Literary. Most recently, her dystopian television drama, Invisible Lily, was featured on the 2020 WeForShe "Ones to Watch" List, and CQ served as staff writer on the upcoming ABC series The Baker and the Beauty. She is currently at work on a new musical commissioned by Black Cap Productions based on Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America by Roberto G. Gonzales and a literary novel with the working title The Twisted Fate of La Media Luna. For more, visit www.cquintana.com
Sarah Sala is a queer poet of Polish-Lebanese descent. Her debut collection, Devil’s Lake is forthcoming from Tolsun Books June 2020. She is the founder of the free poetry workshop, Office Hours, and Assistant Poetry Editor at the Bellevue Literary Review. Her work appears in BOMB, the Southampton Review, and the Los Angeles Review. Visit her at sarahsala.com and @sarahmsala.