The Poetry Center presents Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana Delgado Lopera and Joseph Cassara, reading and in conversation. Delgado Lopera reads from the beginning chapter of her highly anticipated multilingual first novel Fiebre Tropicale (forthcoming from The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2020). Cassara then reads a scene from the middle, and one from end of his award winning first novel, The House of Impossible Beauties (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018). Afterwards, a conversation ensues between the artists, as well as with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Lauren Levin and Melissa Mack, reading and in conversation. Melissa Mack, judge for the Poetry Center Book Award, reads from her book, The Next Crystal Text (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018), and from newer work, before introducing Levin. Lauren Levin, winner of the Poetry Center Book Award, reads excerpts from their prize-winning book The Braid (Krupskaya Books, 2016), along with additional excerpts from their new book Justice Piece // Transmission (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018). The poets' readings are followed by an extended conversation with one another and in response to questions from the audience.