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A Night of Poetry & Prose: Alessi, Huynh, & Mattison

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join A Novel Idea on Passyunk for an evening of poetry and prose in partnership with Mason Jar Press.
Thursday, May 6th 7pm ET via Zoom
Suggested $5 Donation
Michael Alessi is the author of The Horribles (Greying Ghost) and Call a Body Home (Mason Jar Press). His work has recently appeared in NinthLetter, Passages North, The Pinch, Mid-American Review, The Cincinnati Review and other journals. A native of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, he holds an MFA from Old Dominion University *and is a PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati.
Lucian Mattison is a US-Argentinian poet and translator and author of two books of poetry, Reaper’s Milonga (YesYes Books, 2018) and Peregrine Nation (Dynamo Verlag, 2017), winner of the 2014 Dogfish Head PoetryPrize. He won the Puerto Del Sol Poetry Prize and has poetry, short fiction, and translations that appear in numerous journals including Catamaran, CutBank, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart, [PANK], The Offing, Sixth Finch, and have been featured on poets.org. He is currently based out of the Bay Area and is an associate poetry editor for Barrelhouse.
Amanda Galvan Huynh (she/her) is a Mexican-American writer and educator from Texas. She is the author of Lotería (Sundress Publications, 2022), Songs of Brujería (Big Lucks, 2019) and Co-Editor of Of Color: Poets’ Ways of Making: An Anthology of Essays on Transformative Poetics (The Operating System, 2019). Her writing has been supported by fellowships and scholarships from MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and others. Currently, she is a doctoral student in English at theUniversity of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
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May 6
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


A Novel Idea
(267) 764-1202