This year, the VOICES Reading Series is co-funded by the English Department, the Environmental Studies Program, the International Languages and Cultures Department, the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee, the Office for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, and the Arts Alliance of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. His first book, Charms Against Lightning, was published in 2012 by Copper Canyon Press; his individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and Ploughshares. Find out more »
Elena Passarello is the author of two essay collections, Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and will be reprinted in Germany, Italy, and the UK. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world recently appeared in Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, Paris Review Daily, and the New York Times, Find out more »
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Jennifer Chang is the author of two books of poems, “The History of Anonymity” and “Some Say the Lark,”which will be published by Alice James Books in October. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The New Yorker, A Public Space, and elsewhere, and as a scholar of poetics, ecocriticism, Find out more »
This reading is co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. Winner of an International Latino Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, Joy Castro is the author of the memoir The Truth Book (2005), the crime novel Hell or High Water (2012), the essay collection Island of Bones (2012), Find out more »
Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; many edited volumes and translations; and six books of nonfiction, among them, Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars; Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Find out more »
Alan King is a Caribbean American, whose parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. in the 1970s. He’s a husband, father, and communications professional who blogs about art and social issues at alanwking.com. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, he holds a master’s of fine arts degree in creative writing from the Stonecoast Program at Find out more »
8:15 pm | DPC
Writers’ Harvest Reading, A Benefit for Child Hunger Relief Featuring student writers from Jennifer Cognard-Black’s “Just Food: Food Writing for Social Justice” seminar All humans have a fundamental right to adequate food. The students of the “Just Food” seminar are considering just that: how food can bring people together, but it can also separate communities, creating food insecurity Find out more »
VOICES Reading Series – Knocking on the Door of the White House: Latina and Latino Poetry in Washington, D.C.
VOICES is proud to present a reading by several D.C. area Latinx poets celebrating the publication of Knocking on the Door of the White House: Latina and Latino Poetry in Washington, D.C. (Zozobra Publishing, 2016). The first Spanish/English anthology of Latinx poetry from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, this anthology features the work of 24 locally, nationally, and Find out more »