Naugatuck River Review and Wordpeace Reading!

Bookfair Stage, AWP Bookfair, Exhibit Halls D & E, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 3
Thursday, February 8, 2024
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Naugatuck River Review, a print journal of narrative poetry and Wordpeace.co, an online multi-genre journal dedicated to social justice issues present a reading of NRR's fifteenth annual contest winners and featured Wordpeace contributors from our issues celebrating bodily autonomy and LGBTQ+ writers and issues.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: WP_and_NRR_bookfair_rdg_AWP_24_OUTLINE.pdf



Lori Desrosiers's poetry books include typing with e.e. cummings and Keeping Planes in the Air. They teach poetry in the Lesley University MFA program. They are the editor of two journals, Naugatuck River Review and Wordpeace.

Subhaga Crystal Bacon is a Queer poet living in rural north central Washington on unceded Methow land. She is the author of four collections of poetry, Transitory from BOA Editions, 2023; Surrender of Water in Hidden Places, 2022; Blue Hunger, 2020; Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey, BOA Editions, 2004.

Sarah Browning teaches workshops with Writers in Progress. She is cofounder and for ten years was executive director of Split This Rock. Author of Killing Summer and Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, she received an MFA in poetry and creative nonfiction from Rutgers University Camden.

David W. Janey is a Boston-based, African-American poet and essayist. He writes about racial justice, social change, personal memory/growth, and lessons learned from nature. David is a university administrator by day and his writing has appeared in Solstice Magazine, Wordpeace, and WBUR's Cognoscenti.

Robin Michel has worked in nonprofits and education for most of her career, including as a grant writer, teacher, pre-K–12 administrator, and a community organizer at the grassroots level. Her poetry and prose have appeared in many print and online journals. She lives in Northern California.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center