Living Room Craft Talks presents The Fifth Series with Chris Abani and Ellen Bass

Living Room Craft Talks presents The Fifth Series with Chris Abani and Ellen Bass From the Organizers: “The Modern Elegy. Guest Poet: Chris Abani No one wants to write an elegy.             –Kevin Young The elegy is a poem of necessity. It may have been the first poetic speech, originating when our hunter-gatherer ancestors refused […]

Bookends & Beginnings presents A Conversation with Sarah Ruhl and Chris Abani

Bookends & Beginnings presents A Conversation with Sarah Ruhl and Chris Abani!   From the organizers: “Join us in the Bookends & Beginnings Courtyard for a conversation between Sarah Ruhl and Chris Abani about their new books of poetry, Love Poems in Quarantine and Smoking the Bible. We will have copies of both books for sale in the […]

Copper Canyon Press’s Spring 2022 Launch Party Livestream

Copper Canyon Press’s Spring 2022 Launch Party Livestream Register for our online poetry reading, benefit, and celebration of three new books from our spring season, featuring Chris Abani, Victoria Chang, and Dana Levin. Each will read from their new Copper Canyon Press collection, and participate in a discussion about the creative process moderated by Editor […]

Announcing Copper Canyon Press’s Spring/Summer 2022 Publishing Season

We are delighted to announce the publication of eight tremendous new books of poetry in spring/summer 2022: Content Warning: Everything, Akwaeke Emezi (April 2022) Now Do You Know Where You Are, Dana Levin (April 2022) The Trees Witness Everything, Victoria Chang (April 2022) Diaries of a Terrorist, Christopher Soto (May 2022) Swallowed Light, Michael Wasson (May 2022) Smoking the Bible, Chris […]

The Center for Fiction presents The New Gen! Rising African Poets with Kwame Dawes & Chris Abani

From the organizers: “Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani started the New-Generation African Poet limited edition chapbook in 2014 with indie publisher Akashic Books. Every year, they showcase the verses and innovation of the best African poets working today with an emphasis on poets who have not yet published their first full-length collection. A reading from ten poets included in this year’s […]