317 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Featuring Angel Nafis and Trace Peterson, plus spotlight reader Mary Mackey
Hosted by Aimee Herman
Trace Peterson is the author of Since I Moved In(Chax Press, 2007), winner of the Gil Ott Award, as well as numerous chapbooks. Known for her efforts to increase transgender representation in poetry, Peterson is also the editor and publisher of the journal EOAGH and coeditor of the anthologyTroubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013), which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2014. A member of the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Peterson is currently pursuing a PhD at CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter College, where she has designed a pioneering course in transgender poetry.
Mary Mackey is the author of 14 novels and 7 collections of poetry including Sugar Zone, winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and Travelers With No Ticket Home (Marsh Hawk Press 2014). Her poems have been praised by Wendell Berry, Jane Hirshfield, Dennis Nurkse, Ron Hansen, Dennis Schmitz, and Marge Piercy for their beauty, precision, originality, and extraordinary range. Four times Garrison Keillor has featured her poetry on The Writer’s Almanac. Her novels have made The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller lists and been translated into twelve languages. At www.marymackey.com, you can sample her work and read her interview series. You can also follow her on Twitter @MMackeyAuthor
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