F263. Speak Out: A Milkweed Editions Poetry Reading

Room 18 & 19, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Five award-winning debut and established poets read from new work and translations published by Milkweed Editions. These are poets working from a range of experiences, geographies, and styles, but what unites them is that they are all poets set on speaking out: about the body, inside and out; against “virgin” and “naïve” as insult; about mapping cities known and unknown and the slow burn of time passing, about ecological disaster and other horrors, personal and shared.



Michael Bazzett is a 2017 NEA Fellow. He is the author of three books of poetry—You Must Remember This, (winner of the Lindquist & Vennum Prize), Our Lands Are Not So Different, and The Interrogation—as well as a verse translation of the Mayan creation epic, The Popol Vuh (Milkweed).

Fady Joudah is a Palestinian American physician, poet, and translator. He is the recipient of the Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2013, for his translation of Ghassan Zaqtan's Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me. His collection The Earth in the Attic won the Yale Younger Poets prize, and his translations of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry earned him a Banipal prize from the UK and a PEN Center USA Award in translation. Alight and the ebook Textu, which is composed on cell phone in character count, are his most recent poetry collections.

Analicia Sotelo is the author of the collection of poetry, Virgin, and the chapbook, Nonstop Godhead. She earned her MFA from the University of Houston and currently works for Writers in the Schools in Houston, Texas.

Martha Collins's most recent book of poems is And Night Unto Night. She has also published eight earlier poetry collections and three cotranslated volumes of Vietnamese poetry. She is editor at large for FIELD magazine and an editor for the Oberlin College Press.

David Keplinger is the author of five poetry books, the most recent of which is Another City. The recipient of two NEA fellowships, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Colorado Book Award, and the Cavafy Prize, his work is found in Poetry, APR, Agni, Copper Nickel, Ploughshares, and The Paris Review.


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