Saturnalia Books Twentieth Anniversary Reading

124, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level
Friday, March 25, 2022
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Saturnalia Books makes its home in Philadelphia and is celebrating its twentieth Anniversary in 2022. Timothy Liu, editor in chief, will moderate this celebratory reading to include a diverse lineup of Saturnalia poets inclusive of African American, Asian American, and LGBTQ communities as well as the current Mississippi state poet laureate.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Event_Outline.pdf



Timothy Liu is the author of twelve books of poems, most recently Let It Ride. His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. He is professor of English at William Paterson University.

Kayleb Rae Candrilli is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. They are the author of Water I Won’t Touch, All the Gay Saints, and What Runs Over.

Diamond Forde is a Tin House and Callaloo fellow whose work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Tupelo Quarterly, the Offing, and more. She is a recipient of the Margaret Walker prize and a finalist for the GA Poetry Prize, and her debut book, Mother Body, was published recently.

Catherine Pierce is the poet laureate of Mississippi and the author of four books of poems, most recently, Danger Days. An NEA Fellow and two-time Pushcart Prize winner, she codirects the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.


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