ODU LitFest: Reading with Sheri Reynolds & Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley
Sheri Reynolds‘ newest novel, The Tender Grave, was released in March 2021. She also wrote the novels Bitterroot Landing, The Rapture of Canaan (an Oprah book club selection and New York Times bestseller), A Gracious Plenty, Firefly Cloak, The Sweet In-Between, The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtle T. Cribb, and the play, Orabelle’s Wheelbarrow. She teaches creative writing and literature at Old Dominion University and currently serves as department chair of English. She lives in the town of Cape Charles on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley was born to two True Temper wheel-barrow factory workers and belongs to the Onondaga Nation of Indigenous Americans in New York. He is the Affrilachian author of the collections Dēmos: An American Multitude (Milkweed, 2021), Colonize Me (Saturnalia, 2019), and Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot (University of Nebraska Press, 2018). He received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Tickner Center, and Kundiman, among others. His recent work has been published in The BreakBeat Poets: LatiNEXT, Native Voices: Honoring Indigenous Poetry, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Oxford American, Poetry, and Tin House.
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