University of Nebraska-Lincoln Poets: Celebrating Four New Collections

Bookfair Stage, Sponsored by the Dramatists Guild, Exhibit Hall 1 & 2, Summit Building
Saturday, March 11, 2023
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Four poets from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's PhD program in creative writing read from their new poetry collections. Featuring Jamaica Baldwin (Bone Language, YesYes Books, 2023), Katie Marya (Sugar Work, Alice James Books, 2022), Jessica Poli (Red Ocher, University of Arkansas Press, 2023), and Kimberly Reyes (vanishing point, Omnidawn, 2023). Hosted by Saddiq Dzukogi, UNL Alumnus and author of Your Crib, My Qibla.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: NebraskaLincoln_Outline-AWP.pdf



Saddiq Dzukogi is the author of Your Crib, My Qibla, winner of the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, and a finalist for the Nigeria Prize for Literature, and Julie Suk Award. He is an assistant professor of English and affiliate faculty of African American studies at Mississippi State University.

Jessica Poli is the author of Red Ocher (University of Arkansas Press, 2023) and coeditor of the collection More in Time: A Tribute to Ted Kooser. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jamaica Baldwin's poetry has appeared in numerous print and online journals. Her first book, Bone Language, will be published by YesYes Books in 2023. She is currently pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where she teaches poetry and composition. www.jamaicabaldwin.com

Katie Marya is a writer and translator originally from Atlanta. She is the author of the poetry collection Sugar Work and currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she is finishing a PhD in creative writing and ethnic studies.

Kimberly Reyes is a poet, essayist, and the author of the poetry collections vanishing point. and Running to Stand Still. Her book of essays Life During Wartime won the Michael Rubin Book Award. Kimberly is currently a doctoral student in creative writing at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


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