Sundress Academy for the Arts announces our January Reading Series

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is pleased to announce the guests for the January installment of our virtual reading series. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, 7:00-8:00 EST via Zoom. Join us at (password: safta).

Joanna Eleftheriou is the author of the essay collection This Way Back and has published essays, poems, and translations in such journals such as Bellingham Review, Arts and Letters, and The Common. A contributing editor at Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Joanna holds a PhD in English from the University of Missouri and teaches at Christopher Newport University and the Writing Workshops in Greece. Her book is available at bookshop, indiebound, several local booksellers, and Amazon. Other links are also available at

Chloe Martinez is a poet and scholar of South Asian religions. Her chapbook, Corner Shrine (Backbone Press, 2020), was selected by Geffrey Davis as the winner of the 2019 Backbone Press Chapbook Competition. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Waxwing, Shenandoah, The Common and elsewhere, and have been nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize. She teaches at Claremont McKenna College, and a link to her book can be found here.

Sara Henning is the author of View from True North (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award, the 2019 High Plains Book Award, and short listed for the 2018 Julie Suk Award. She is the recipient of the Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference Tennessee Williams Scholarship, and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. Her work has been published in journals such as Quarterly West, Crab Orchard Review, and The Cincinnati Review. She teaches at Stephen F. Austin State University & can be found on Twitter @SaraDHenning. Her most recent collection can be purchased here


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