Upcoming Poets: October 15 (in person)

August 23, 2023

Featured reader: Jane Wong

Jane Wong is the author of the memoir Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City (Tin House, 2023). She also wrote two poetry collections: How to Not Be Afraid of Everything (Alice James, 2021) and Overpour (Action Books, 2016). A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships and residencies from the U.S. Fulbright Program, Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room, Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, UCross, Loghaven, and others. She grew up in a take-out restaurant on the Jersey shore and is an Associate Professor at Western Washington University.


Opener: Susan Nissenbaum Becker

Susan Nisenbaum Becker’s poems have been widely published in print, on line, and in anthologies and was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. She is a playwright, actor, arts organizer, and artistic collaborator performing with writers, musicians, dancers and visual artists. Her first full-length book of poems, Little Architects of Time and Space, was published by Word Poetry in 2013. Her second manuscript, Dance in the Blood, was a finalist for the 2019 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize, and a semifinalist in Persea Book’s 2020 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award. Her short video project, Motherblood, completed in 2018 which focuses on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, won a 2019 Distinguished Film Award in the Canadian Shorts Film Festival.