New York, NY (December 2017) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned national literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below. Doors open at 5:45 pm; readings begin at 6:00 sharp. $10.00 at the door or $8 in advance. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the Why There Are Words website, whytherearewords.com or follow the Facebook page for the WTAW-NYC series. Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717249
Jayne Benjulian is the author of Five Sextillion Atoms. Her poems and essays have appeared in Agni, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, Nimrod, HowlRound, Women’s Review of Books, Mudlark and Poetry Daily. Visit www.jaynebenjulian.com.
Sharon Dolin is the author of six poetry collections, including Manual for Living, Serious Pink, and Whirlwind. The recipient of a 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant, she teaches at Poets House in New York City and directs Writing About Art in Barcelona. Visit www.sharondolin.com
Claudine Nash is an award-winning poet whose collections include her full-length books, The Wild Essential and Parts per Trillion, as well as her chapbook, The Problem with Loving Ghosts. She also co-edited In So Many Words: A Collection of Interviews and Poetry from Today’s Poets. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including Asimov’s Science Fiction, BlazeVOX, Cloudbank, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal and Dime Show Review. Visit www.claudinenashpoetry.com.
Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not as well as two chapbooks, Backchannel and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants. Recent poems can be found or are forthcoming in Poetry, Harper’s, Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, LitHub, and jubilat. Visit emilyskillings.com.
Monica Wendel’s first book, No Apocalypse, was selected by Bob Hicok as the winner of the Georgetown Review Press Poetry Manuscript Contest. She has also published three chapbooks, most recently English Kills, winner of the Autumn House Press Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest.
Aida Zilelian’s novel, The Legacy of Lost Things, received the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award. Her work has appeared in anthologies and journals such as Per Contra, Red Fez, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Theurgy. She curates the Boundless Tales reading series. Visit www.aidazilelian.com.