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Poetry with Kazim Ali, David Groff, Tony Leuzzi, Eric Tran

July 16, 2024, 6:00pm–7:00pm

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

Kazim Ali founded Nightboat Books in 2004. He is currently a Professor of Comparative Literature and Literary Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent books are Sukun: New and Selected Poems, and Indian Winter, a novel. Forthcoming in September 2024 is Black Buffalo Woman: An Introduction to the Poetry and Poetics of Lucille Clifton.

David Groff’s most recent book, Live in Suspense, was published by Trio House Press. His previous book Clay, also from Trio House, was chosen by Michael Waters for the Louise Bogan Award. His first collection, Theory of Devolution, was selected by Mark Doty for the National Poetry Series. With Philip Clark he is the editor of Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS (Alyson) and with Jim Elledge he edited the Lambda Literary award-winning Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners (University of Wisconsin Press). An independent book editor, he teaches poetry and publishing in the MFA creative writing program at the City College of New York. 

Tony Leuzzi is a poet, critic, and art maker whose books of poems include Radiant Losses (New Sins 2010), The Burning Door(Tiger Bark 2014), Meditation Archipelago (Tiger Bark 2018) and Fog Notes (Tiger Bark 2023). Passwords Primeval (BOA Editions 2012) is a collection of his interviews with 20 American poets. He is a routine contributor to the “Books” section of The Brooklyn Rail, and his interviews and criticism have been published in Lambda Literary, SCOUT Poetry, American Literary Review, Great River Review, The Kenyon Review (Online), North American Poetry Review, The Poetry Society of America, and elsewhere. Some of his reviews and interviews have been cited on the Poetry Foundation Website.

Eric Tran is a queer Vietnamese poet and the author of Mouth, Sugar, and Smoke, winner of the Oregon Book Award and finalist for the Thom Gunn Award, and The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer. His poetry has been featured in All Things Considered, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily, and has received recognition from Best of the Net, Prairie Schooner, and New Delta Review, among other publications. He is a psychiatrist in Portland, OR, where he also organizes the PDX Queer Asian Social Meetup.

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.