March 3 @ 7:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST
Poets in Conversation: Kashiana Singh & Joan Kwon Glass
Join The Muse Writers Center for a virtual reading and conversation with poets Kashiana Singh & Joan Kwon Glass, who each have recently released full-length poetry collections! There will be an opportunity for an audience Q&A following the reading.
This event will be held live on Zoom and a recording will be available on the Muse Facebook page afterwards.
Kashiana Singh is from India, lives in North Carolina and carries her various geographical homes within her poetry. She embodies her TEDx talk theme of Work as Worship into her everyday and is a management professional by definition but a work or poet practitioner by personal preference. She proudly serves as a Managing Editor for Poets Reading the News and her voice can be read and heard on various international platforms. Her debut collection of poetry, Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words, was released in January 2019 by Impish Lass Publications and her chapbook Crushed Anthills was published by Yavanika Press in 2020.
Kashiana’s latest full-length collection, Woman by the Door (Apprentice House Press, 2022) is a knitted collage of poems rooted in lived experiences and saturated with the poet’s varied sensibilities and influences. The poems flow through three sections – Aperture explores poems of memory and family, Portal opens the door to transition and growth, Detours holds our hand through loss and ache. The woman herself is an intersection, always kneeling by the door – coming, going, waiting, leaning in. Witnessing. Relentlessly she receives and offers lifetimes. Woman by the Door is ultimately preoccupied with paying tribute to that woman.
Joan Kwon Glass is the author of Night Swim, winner of the 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest, and the micro chapbook “Bloodline,” winner of the 2021 Harbor Review Washburn Prize, and author of poetry chapbooks How to Make Pancakes For a Dead Boy (Harbor Editions, 2022) & If Rust Can Grow on the Moon (Milk & Cake Press, 2022). She was a Runner-Up for the 2021 Sundress Publications Chapbook Contest, & a 2021 finalist for the Harbor Review’s Editor’s Prize, the Subnivean Award & the Lumiere Review Writing Contest, as well as a semi-finalist for the Thirty West Chapbook Contest, Ralph Angel Poetry Prize & the Five South Poetry Prize. She serves as Poet Laureate (2021-2025) for the city of Milford, Connecticut, Poetry Co-Editor for West Trestle Review and Poetry Reader at Rogue Agent.
Joan’s work explores trauma, grief, memory, motherhood, and recovery. She is a mixed-race (hapa) Korean American who grew up in Michigan and South Korea & she finds inspiration in the writings of Rachel McKibbens, Lucille Clifton, Eugenia Leigh, Margaret Atwood, Anne Sexton & Ellen Bass. Since 2018, her poems have been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net.
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