Join us for an evening of poetry, wine and cheese with poets
Ukamaka Olisakwe
Christopher Kondrich
Alison Prine
Timothy Carter
Ukamaka Evelyn Olisakwe is a Nigerian feminist author, short-story writer, and screenwriter. In 2014 she was chosen as one of 39 of Sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising writers under the age of 40, showcased in the Africa39 project and included in the anthology Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara.
Alison Prine’s debut collection of poems, Steel (Cider Press Review, 2016) was named a finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Field and Prairie Schooner among others. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she works as a psychotherapist. Visit her at alisonprine.com.
Tim Carter grew up in Burlington, VT and now lives in Syracuse, NY. Tim graduated from Syracuse University’s MFA program, and now works in the education department at a local theater, which partners with the Syracuse City School District. Tim’s book Noon Ran recently won the 2019 BOAAT Book Prize, and will be available in November 2020.
Christopher Kondrich is the author of Valuing (University of Georgia Press, 2019), selected by Jericho Brown as a winner of the National Poetry Series, and Contrapuntal (Free Verse Editions, 2013). A winner of The Iowa Review Award for Poetry and The Paris-American Reading Series Prize, his work has received support from the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences and the I-Park Foundation. New poems appear or are forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, The Antioch Review, The Believer, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, Witness, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and a PhD from the University of Denver. An Associate Editor for 32 Poems, he lives and works in Maryland.