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An EVening of Poetry with Leila Chatti (Deluge) and Mónica Gomery (Might Kindred)

November 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

A Virtual Reading with Leila Chatti and Mónica Gomery will read with Brookline Brooksmith, an independent bookstore in New England. The event will be held on Zoom and the authors’ books will be available for purchase. 

Leila Chatti, a Tunisian-American dual citizen, has lived in the United States, Tunisia, and Southern France. She is the author of the debut full-length collection Deluge (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), winner of the 2021 Levis Reading Prize, the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry, and longlisted for the 2021 PEN Open Book Award, and the chapbooks Ebb (New-Generation African Poets) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editors’ Selection from Bull City Press. She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. Her poems have received prizes from Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, Narrative’s 30 Below Contest, the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize, and the Pushcart Prize, among others, and appear in The New York Times Magazine, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, POETRY, The Nation, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Tin House, American Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Georgia Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review Online, Narrative, The Rumpus, Best New Poets (2015 & 2017), and other journals and anthologies. She is currently the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College.

Mónica Gomery is the author of Might Kindred, winner of the 2021 Prairie Schooner Raz-Shumaker Book Prize, judged by Kwame Dawes, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Hilda Raz. A Venezuelan-American Jewish poet, her work engages with queerness, loss, diaspora, theology, and cultivating courageous hearts. She has been a nominee for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net, and is the winner of Pallette Poetry’s 2022 Sappho Prize for Women Poets. She is a graduate of the Tin House Winter Workshop. Her poems appear most recently in the Iowa ReviewAdroit JournalBlack Warrior Review, and Poet Lore. She is also the author of Here is the Night and the Night on the Road (Cooper Dillon Books, 2018) and Of Darkness and Tumbling (YesYes Books, 2017). Read more at www.monicagomerywriting.com

About Brookline Booksmith
We are one of New England’s premier independent bookstores, family-owned and locally run since 1961. We offer an extensive selection of new, used, and bargain books; unique, beautiful gifts; award-winning events series; and specialty foods. Every day, we strive to foster community through the written word, represent a diverse range of voices and histories, and inspire conversations that enrich our lives. Find more at brooklinebooksmith.com!


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November 22, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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