Kylie Gellaty is participating in the Tupelo Press 30/30 Fundraising Drive for the month of June. Along with six other poets, she’s pledged to write one poem every day for thirty days to raise money for Tupelo Press. Carolyn Silveira is writing haiku to order for Covid relief funds. Don’t miss your chance to get a poem of your own!
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A few news items from our alumni you may have missed:
Scott Edward Anderson was awarded the First Literary Prize from the publisher Letras Lavadas, in conjunction with PEN Azores, for his memoir Falling Up: A Memoir of Second Chances.
Marilyn Duarte’s essay Echoes of the Three Marias in the Me Too Movement was published in The Longleaf Review.
Vix Guiterrez’s essay Dark Sky City, workshopped at Disquiet 2019, was published in Subtropics.
Jennifer Jean collaborated with Amir Al-Azraki on a translation of “I Sleep in my Inkwell and Wave to the Distant,” appearing in the June issue of Poetry
Two Disquiet alumni, Aisha Sabatini Sloan and Theodore Wheeler, were awarded NEA fellowships for 2020.
Congratulations to all!
Alysia Sawchyn’s debut book of essays, A Fish Growing Lungs, is available now from Burrow Press!
“At age 18 Alysia Sawchyn was diagnosed with bipolar I. Seven years later she learned she had been misdiagnosed. A Fish Growing Lungs takes the form of linked essays that reflect on Sawchyn’s diagnosis and its unraveling, the process of withdrawal and recovery, and the search for identity as she emerges from a difficult past into a cautiously hopeful present.”
If it’s stll Wednesday afternoon when you read this, there may still be time to register for Alysia’s online book launch (7pm Eastern) via Zoom.