R146. Noemi Press: 15th Anniversary Reading

Liberty Salon I, J, & K, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four
Thursday, February 9, 2017
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Noemi Press was founded in 2002 to publish and promote the work of emerging and established writers, with a special emphasis on writers traditionally underrepresented by mainstream publishers, including writers of color, women writers, and genre-defying writers. On the occasion of Noemi’s 15th anniversary, the founding editor will talk about the press’s history and mission, and four Noemi authors will read from and discuss their work.


Evan Lavender-Smith is the author of From Old Notebooks and Avatar, the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol, the founding editor of Noemi Press, and an assistant professor in the MFA program at New Mexico State University.

Sandy Florian is the author of five books of prose-poetry.

Carolina Ebeid received 2015-2016 NEA Fellowship, and awards from the Stadler Center, CantoMundo, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center, and is a doctoral student at the University of Denver. You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior is her first poetry collection.

Ryo Yamaguchi is the author of the poetry collection The Refusal of Suitors. His poetry has appeared in journals such as the Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and the Journal, among others, and he also regularly reviews books for various outlets. He works at the University of Chicago Press.

Gabriel Blackwell is the author of four books of prose, the most recent of which is Madeleine E., a commonplace book. He is the editor of the Collagist, and teaches writing at the University of West Florida.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center