Selected to participate in Asylum Arts international Jewish Artist Retreat
Selected as Guest Judge for The first annual Tar Heel Poet Laureate Manuscript Competition at the University of North Carolina
Selected to participate in Cave Canem national African American Poetry Retreat
Experience as a visiting artist, lecturer, performer, and workshop facilitator at over 100 universities, high schools, community organizations, theater venues, and literary organizations.
Aaron Samuels, raised in Providence, Rhode Island by a Jewish mother and a Black father, is a Cave Canem Fellow and a nationally acclaimed performer. In this ground-breaking collection of poems, Samuels examines the beauty and contradictions of his own mixed identity with gut-wrenching narratives, humor, and passionate verve.
In her electrifying debut, Franny Choi leads readers through the complex landscapes of absence, memory, and identity. Beginning in loss and ending in reflective elation, Floating, Brilliant, Gone explores life as a brief impossibility, "infinite / until it isn't.” Punctuated with haunting illustrations by Jess X. Chen, Choi's poems read like lucid dreams that jolt awake at the most unexpected ... read more
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