Avid Bookshop presents an Avid Poetry Series event featuring Sumita Chakraborty and Christopher Kondrich. Hosted by Avid Poetry Series curator Hannah V. Warren, this reading and conversation will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 7pm - 8pm EST via Zoom.
To attend this event, purchase a ticket (or select a no-cost ticket). You will receive a Zoom link via email one hour before the event begins. Please purchase your tickets early as ticket sales will be cut off at 7pm EST on 2/25/21. We have 3 ticketing options:
- Pay-What-You-Can ticket & book (Arrow and/or Valuing) bundle
- Pay-What-You-Can ticket only (no book)
- No-cost ticket to get Zoom event access only (no book)
ABOUT THE POETS AND FEATURED BOOK:
Sumita Chakraborty is a poet, essayist, and scholar. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2019, and elsewhere, and her essays and articles appear or are forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Cultural Critique, Modernism/modernity, College Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, among others. Formerly the poetry editor of AGNI Magazine and art editor of At Length, she holds a BA from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from Emory University. She was the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and has been shortlisted for a Forward Prize. Originally from Massachusetts, she now lives in Michigan, where she is Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Christopher Kondrich is the author of Valuing (University of Georgia Press, 2019), selected by Jericho Brown as a winner of the National Poetry Series and by Library Journal as a Best Poetry Book of 2019, and the book-length poem Contrapuntal (Free Verse Editions, 2013). Valuing was also named as a finalist for The Believer Book Award. His recent poetry and essays appear or are forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, The Believer, Bennington Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Poetry Northwest, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. The recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, and The I-Park Foundation, Kondrich received an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and a Ph.D. in English & Literary Arts from the University of Denver. An Associate Editor for 32 Poems, he lives and teaches in Maryland.
ABOUT THE AVID POETRY SERIES CURATOR:
Hannah V. Warren is a poet, storyteller, and speculative literature scholar. Her poetry collection [re]construction of the necromancer won Sundress Publications' 2019 chapbook contest. Among other journals, Hannah's works have found homes in Fairy Tale Review, Passages North, and Mid-American Review.
Hannah has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Kansas and is a doctoral student in English at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include non-mimetic literature, apocalypse, and depictions of monstrosity.