The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is pleased to announce the guests for the May installment of our virtual reading series. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, 7:00-8:00 EST via Zoom. Join us at http://tiny.utk.edu/sundress (password: safta).
Ashley Inguanta is a poet, lyrical essayist, art photographer, and holistic writing guide. She supports others in their spiritual journeys by helping them develop a healthy connection to nature. Her first guidebook, Poet, There’s a Spark Within You, is available to take home through her website, ashleyinguanta.net.
Marcela Sulak is the author of the lyric memoir Mouth Full of Seeds; her third poetry collection, City of Sky Papers is forthcoming with Black Lawrence Press, where she’s previously published Decency and Immigrant. She’s co-edited Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. A 2019 NEA Translation Fellow, her fourth translation, Twenty Girls to Envy Me: Selected Poems of Orit Gidali was nominated for a 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. She hosts the podcast “Israel in Translation,” edits The Ilanot Review, and is Associate Professor of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University. Find her books at Black Lawrence Press: https://blacklawrencepress.com/authors/marcela-sulak/
Billie R. Tadros is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Theatre at The University of Scranton. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and her M.F.A. in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and she is a graduate of the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University. She is the author of three books of poems, Graft Fixation (Gold Wake Press, 2020), Was Body (Indolent Books, 2020), and The Tree We Planted and Buried You In (Otis Books, 2018).