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Millay Colony Residents Read
October 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Enjoy the work of fellows Aricka Foreman and Lauren Russell, recipients of the Cave Canem residency to Millay Colony. Foreman is the author of Dream with a Glass Chamber (YesYes Books, 2016), which Natasha Mijares writes “is as much a respite for the body as it is the mind.” Russell is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow and author of What’s Hanging on the Hush, her first full-length book, out from Ahsahta Press in 2017. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Contemporary Literature Series. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow.
Aricka Foreman‘s poetry and prose have appeared in The Drunken Boat, Minnesota Review, RHINO, Day One, Phantom, shufPoetry, James Franco Review, thrush, Vinyl, PLUCK!, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation by Viking Penguin, among others. A Cave Canem and Callaloo alum, she is the author of Dream With A Glass Chamber from YesYes Books. Originally from Detroit, she currently lives in Chicago.
Lauren Russell’s first full-length book, What’s Hanging on the Hush, will be out from Ahsahta Press in 2017. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, she was the 2014-2015 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the 2016 VIDA fellow to the Home School, and a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow. Russell’s chapbook Dream-Clung, Gone came out from Brooklyn Arts Press in 2012. She is Assistant Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh.