Avid Bookshop proudly presents the next installment of the Avid Poetry Series curated by Rosalie Moffett featuring Sumita Chakraborty and Lindsey Alexander. This reading will take place on Saturday, October 20, from 6-7pm at our Prince Ave. location. The event is free and open to the public.
ABOUT SUMITA CHAKRABORTY:
Sumita Chakraborty a poet, public critic, and scholar who is Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Emory University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY, APR, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Cultural Critique, and other journals; she is poetry editor of AGNI and art editor of At Length. She is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and has been shortlisted for a Forward Prize. Her first book of poems, Arrow, is forthcoming in September 2020 from Alice James Books in the U.S. and Carcanet Press in the U.K.
ABOUT LINDSEY ALEXANDER:
Lindsey D. Alexander is a Kentuckian who lives in East Tennessee with her dog and husband. She was named after a 1970s TV star and a broadcast journalist. She holds degrees from Indiana University and Purdue University. Her poems have appeared on Poets.org, and in Crazyhorse, Waxwing, The Southern Review, GRIST, and other publications. A poem she wrote won the 2015 Devil’s Lake Driftless Prize, and in 2014, she was a scholar at the month-long National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute “Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor.” For more, visit LDAlexander.com.