S319. A Reading by Toi Derricotte, Adrian Matejka, and Mai Der Vang, Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets
Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Jen Benka is the Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets. In her role she advocates for poets and poetry and oversees Poets.org, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month, prizes, readings, and more. She is the author of two books of poetry and holds an MFA from the New School.
Adrian Matejka is the author of The Devil’s Garden, Mixology, and The Big Smoke, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. His new book is Map to the Stars. He teaches at Indiana University in Bloomington and is Poet Laureate of Indiana.
Mai Der Vang is the author of Afterland, winner of the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review, the New York Times, and elsewhere.