The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is pleased to announce the guests for the April installment of our virtual reading series. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, 7:00-8:00 EDT via Zoom. Join us at http://tiny.utk.edu/sundress (password: safta).
Nepal-born Anuja Ghimire (Twitter @GhimireAnuja) writes poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. She is the author of Kathmandu (Unsolicited Press, 2020) and two poetry books in Nepali. A Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, she works as a senior publisher in an online learning company. She reads poetry for Up the Staircase Quarterly and enjoys teaching poetry to children in summer camps. Her work found home in print and online journals and anthologies in Nepal, U.S., the U.K., Scotland, Australia, India, and Bangladesh. She lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and two children.
S. Erin Batiste is an interdisciplinary poet and author of the chapbook Glory to All Fleeting Things. In 2021, she is the recipient of PERIPLUS, Jack Straw Writers, and the dots between fellowships, and is a Writer in Residence at Prairie Ronde and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Her other recent honors include fellowships from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference–Rona Jaffe Foundation, Crosstown Arts, and Callaloo. Batiste is a reader for The Rumpus, and her own Pushcart-nominated poems are anthologized and appear internationally in Michigan Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and wildness, among other decorated journals.
Isaac Pickell is a passing poet & PhD student at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he studies the borderlands of blackness and black literature. His work is most recently featured in Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Fence, Puerto del Sol, and Sixth Finch, and his chapbook ‘everything saved will be last’ is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. Isaac is the founding editor of The Woodward Review, a journal of call and response from Wayne State University.