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7:00 pm - Diode Editions Poetry Readings
March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Diode Editions Poetry Readings
Poets Lee Ann Roripaugh, Rosanna Young Oh, and Jane Satterfield, and others share recent work.
More about the authors—
Lee Ann Roripaugh’s fifth volume of poetry, tsunami vs. the fukushima 50 (Milkweed Editions, 2019), was named a “Best Book of 2019” by the New York Public Library, selected as a poetry Finalist in the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards, cited as a Society of Midland Authors 2020 Honoree in Poetry, and was named one of the “50 Must-Read Poetry Collections in 2019” by Book Riot. She is the author of five other collections of poetry: #stringofbeads (Diode Editions Chapbook Contest winner, March 2023), Dandarians (Milkweed, Editions, 2014), On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009), Year of the Snake (Southern Illinois University Press, 2004), and Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin, 1999). She was named winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in Poetry/Prose for 2004, and a 1998 winner of the National Poetry Series. The South Dakota State Poet Laureate from 2015-2019, Roripaugh is a Professor of English at the University of South Dakota, where she serves as Director of Creative Writing and editor in chief of South Dakota Review. Roripaugh served as one of the jurors for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and was appointed as the Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at DePauw University for spring 2022.
Rosanna Young Oh, author of The Corrected Version (Diode Editions Book Contest winner, March 2023), is a Korean American poet and essayist who was born in Daejeon, Korea, and grew up on Long Island. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Best New Poets, The Harvard Review Online, Blackbird, and 32 Poems. A graduate of Yale, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she lives and writes in New York.
Jane Satterfield, author of The Badass Brontës (Diode Editions Book Contest winner, March 2023), is the recipient of awards in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, Maryland Arts Council, Bellingham Review, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Mslexia, and more. Her essays have received awards from the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Massachusetts Review, Florida Review, and the Heekin Foundation, among others. Her books of poetry are Her Familiars, Assignation at Vanishing Point, Shepherdess with an Automatic and Apocalypse Mix, winner of the 2016 Autumn House Poetry Prize. She is also the author of Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond. Born in England, she is a professor in the Writing Department at Loyola University Maryland and lives in Baltimore with her partner, poet Ned Balbo.
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