Join us for a reading from poets Chloe Honum, Sasha West, and Jennifer S. Cheng. We’ll be celebrating the launch of Chloe’s new chapbook, Then Winter.
Chloe Honum’s first book, The Tulip-Flame (2014), was named a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and won the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award, the Eric Hoffer Award, and a Texas Institute of Letters Award. Her poems have appeared in publications such as The Paris Review, Poetry, Best New Poets, and Pushcart Prize XL. She was raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Baylor University.
Sasha West’s first book, Failure and I Bury the Body, won the National Poetry Series and the Texas Institute of Letters First Book of Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review Online, West Branch, The Southern Review, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. Her awards include a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship, Rice University’s Parks Fellowship, and a Houston Arts Alliance grant. She is on the creative writing faculty at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.
Jennifer S. Cheng writes at the intersections of poetry and essay. She is the author of HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize, and Invocation: An Essay (New Michigan Press), an image-text chapbook. Her writing appears in Tin House, AGNI, Mid-American Review, DIAGRAM, The Offing, Entropy, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Iowa, MFA in Poetry from San Francisco State University, and fellowships and awards from the U.S. Fulbright program, Kundiman, Bread Loaf, and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas, Hong Kong, and Connecticut, she currently lives and teaches in San Francisco.