The Pushcart Prize 2023: Three Local Winners Read Their Work

Each year, the Pushcart Prize honors outstanding writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published by small presses. The 2023 Pushcart Prize winners include local authors Sam Cha, Maggie Dietz, and Nicole Graev Lipson. Join us at the Library to hear these three winners read their work, discuss their writing, and provide insight into the world of publishing with small presses –  in conversation with Matthew Lippman, the author of six poetry collections, including the recent Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful.

Sam Cha was born in Korea, and earned his MFA at UMass Boston. A winner of the St. Botolph’s Club Award for Emerging Artists, he’s been published and anthologized widely. He lives and writes in Cambridge.

Maggie Dietz is the author of the poetry collections That Kind of Happy and Perennial Fall (both from University of Chicago), which won New Hampshire’s Jane Kenyon Award. Other awards include fellowships from Phillips Exeter Academy, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the NH State Council on the Arts. Dietz is the former assistant poetry editor of Slate magazine and was the founding director of the Favorite Poem Project, an initiative created by former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Nicole Graev Lipson’s writing has appeared in literary journals such as Creative NonfictionFourth GenreRiver TeethThe Hudson Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review, as well as national outlets such as The Washington PostThe Boston Globe, and Marie Claire. Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, and several of her essays have been cited as Notables in The Best American Essays. She lives in Brookline with her husband and three children.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

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