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Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize Reading

December 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Featuring Rio Cortez, 2015 Prize Winner, with Ross Gay, Competition Judge

Join us for a stellar evening of poetry at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, recently relocated to an expanded, light-filled space in DUMBO. Free and open to the public.

Rio Cortez is the author of the chapbook I have learned to define a field as a space between mountains, published by Jai-Alai Books in 2016. A Pushcart-nominated poet originally from Salt Lake City, she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Canto Mundo and Poets House. She was the recipient of the Sarah Lawrence College Lucy Grealy Prize and the 2012 Poets & Writers Amy Award. A graduate of the MFA program at NYU, she is the co-founder of The Good Times Collective and BLKGRP.

ross-gay-shouldersRoss Gay is the author three books of poetry: Against Which, Bringing the Shovel Down and most recently, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award. Along with Patrick Rosal and Karissa Chen, he co-founded the online sports and literary journal Some Call It Ballin’. A gardener, orchardist and a member of a food justice organization, he teaches at the University of Indiana at Bloomington.


December 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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