Join us for the first Get Free Book Club for a reading and discussion with Nasra Adem, 2016-2017 Youth Poet Laureate of Edmonton and director of the artist collective Sister to Sister, and Liz Bowen, author of Sugarblood (Metatron, 2017). This event is hosted by Gallatin student Donna Gary (BA '19) and was created with support from the Gallatin Student Resource Fund. Attendees will be given copies of Adem and Bowen's books, so please be sure to RSVP.
Nasra Adem is a queer, Muslim, Oromo artist, organizer, and activist living in Amiskwaciwȃskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) on Treaty 6 territory. They were the 2016-2017 Youth Poet Laureate of Edmonton and are currently the director of Sister to Sister, an artist collective for/by femmes and women of color. They are also the festival director of Alberta’s interdisciplinary Black arts festival, Black Arts Matter, and were the 2017 recipient of the Mayor’s Emerging Artist award. Adem is set to release their first poetry chapbook, A God Dance in Human Cloth, with Glass Buffalo in 2018 and is fiercely curious and a passionate curator of magic.
Liz Bowen is a poet and critic living in New York. She is the author of Sugarblood (Metatron 2017) and the chapbooks Compassion Fountain (Hyacinth Girl 2019) and NO HEROES (Big Lucks 2019). Her writing can be found in The New Inquiry, American Poetry Review, Lit Hub, Boston Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Atlas Review, Dream Pop Press, and glitterMOB. She is a PhD candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she is working on a dissertation that traces disability and animality as intertwined sites of literary experimentation in the long twentieth century. Bowen is also a poetry editor for Peach Mag and is assistant editor of Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal.
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