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Poetry with Roberto Carlos Garcia, Sean Patrick Mulroy, and Maya Phillips

May 28, 2024, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer.

Roberto Carlos Garcia writes poetry and prose about the Afro-Latinx and Afro-Diasporic experience. His work has been published widely in places like Poetry Magazine, NACLA, Poets & Writers, The Root, and others. Garcia is a 2023 New Jersey State Council of the Arts Poetry Fellow and the author of five books. Four poetry collections: Melancolía (Cervena Barva Press, 2016), black / Maybe: An Afro Lyric (Willow Books, 2018), [Elegies] (Flower Song Press, 2020), What Can I Tell You: Selected Poems (Flower Song Press, 2022), and one essay collection, Traveling Freely, forthcoming October 2024 from Northwestern University Press. Garcia is the founder of Get Fresh Books Publishing, a literary nonprofit.

Sean Patrick Mulroy is a writer, actor, visual artist, and musician from the American South, who now lives all over the world. A nationally recognized writer in the US, Sean is a performer, an award winning professor, and earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sean is a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, a 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence at The Kerouac Project in Orlando Florida, and a 2019 Writer in Residence at Villa Sarkia in Sysma, Finland. In 2020, Sean won the Button Poetry Chapbook Contest, and is the author of Hated for the Gods.

Maya Phillips is the author of NERD: Adventures in Fandom From This Universe to the Multiverse (Atria Books, 2022), and the poetry collection Erou (Four Way Books, 2019), which was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award and winner of the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize and the 2020 Poetry by the Sea book award. Her poetry has appeared in American Literary Review, At Length, The Baffler, BOAAT, Ghost Proposal, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Rumpus, Vinyl, The Gettysburg Review, The Missouri Review, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, among others. She is the recipient of a Hodder Grant from Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. Maya is a full-time arts critic at the Times, where she writes about theater, movies, TV, books, and nerd culture.

Jason Schneiderman is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Hold Me Tight (Red Hen, 2020), and including the forthcoming Self Portrait of Icarus as a Country on Fire (Red Hen, 2024). He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford UP 2016). His poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. His awards include the Emily Dickinson Award, the Shestack Award and a Fulbright Fellowship. He is longtime co-host of the podcast Painted Bride Quarterly Slush Pile and a guest host for The Slowdown. He is Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.