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Poets on Craft: Sarah Gambito and Simone White
March 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hear two socially engaged poets read from and discuss their work in this intimate meeting-of-the-minds. Gambito is the author of Matadora (Alice James Books, 2004) and Delivered (Persea Books, 2009), about which Major Jackson writes, “I marvel at and applaud this feisty and increasingly important writer.” White is the author of House Envy of All the World (Factory School/Heretical Texts, 2010) and Of Being Dispersed (Futurepoem Books, 2016). She is a 2017 Whiting Award winner. Fellow Safia Jama moderates. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program.
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Delivered (Persea Books, 2009) and Matadora (Alice James Books, 2004). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Literary Arts Program at Brown University. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers and grants and fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts, Urban Artists Initiative and The MacDowell Colony. She is Associate Professor of English / Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University and co-founder of Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American writers.
Simone White was born in Middletown, Connecticut, and raised in Philadelphia. She earned her BA from Wesleyan University, JD from Harvard Law School, MFA from the New School, and PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center. White is the author of the full-length collections Of Being Dispersed (Futurepoem Books, 2016) and House Envy of All the World (Factory School/Heretical Texts, 2010) and the chapbooks Dolly (2008) and Unrest (2013). Her work has been praised for its innovative complexity, allusive song, and “lyric deconstruction of desire, entitlement, blackness, the domestic, language and diction,” in the words of Anna Moschovakis. White has received fellowships from Cave Canem and was selected as a New American Poet for the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.