Saturday, May 23rd, 7:00 PM EST
Join Chicago-based independent publisher Kenning Editions to launch new and recent books and celebrate back titles with readings by Mayra Rodriguez Castro, Faride Mereb, Devin King, Jesse Seldess, Laura Elrick and Daniel Borzutzky.
Daniel Borzutzky is the author and translator of numerous books, including Memories of my Overdevelopment, Lake Michigan, and The Performance of Becoming Human, recipient of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry. He teaches in the English Department and Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, poet and translator Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro is a former Postdoctoral Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. Rodríguez is the recipient of the Anne Waldman Fellowship at Naropa University (2019). She edited Audre Lorde: Dream of Europe—Selected Seminars and Interviews 1984-1992.
Laura Elrick’s books include Propagation, Fantasies in Permeable Structures, and Skincerity. A new book, What This Breathing is due out later this summer from The Elephants. She teaches writing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Faride Mereb is a Venezuelan editor and book designer based in New York City and specializing in typography. She is the founder and director of the publishing house Ediciones Letra Muerta and a visiting scholar at Columbia University. In 2018 she was one of the winners of AIGA’s 50 book 50 book covers in both categories. She is editor of Grenade in Mouth: Some Poems of Miyó Vestrini, translated by Anne Boyer and Cassandra Gillig.
Jesse Seldess is the author of three poetry collections: Several Rotations, Left Having, and Who Opens. From 2001 to 2012, he edited and published the international journal of writing, music, and performance Antennae, and from 2003 to 2007, he co-curated the Chicago reading and performance series Discrete Series with Kerri Sonnenberg.