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Poetry reading by Analicia Sotelo and José Olivarez

The English department welcomes two great poets for a joint reading.

Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for Milkweed Editions (2018) and the chapbook, Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for Poetry Society of America. The poem “I’m Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It’s Awful” was selected for Best New Poets 2015 by Tracy K. Smith. Poems have also appeared in the The New Yorker, Boston Review, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Poem-a-Day and The New England Review. Sotelo is a Canto Mundo fellow and the recipient of the 2016 DISQUIET International Literary Prize.

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association and named a Debut Poet of 2018 by Poets & Writers. In 2019, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere.

As always, books are available for preorder via Union Ave Books.

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Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00pm

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