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October 5, 2018, Friday - Poetry Reading: Ada Limón, William Brewer, and Parneshia Jones at Milkweed Books

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Milkweed Books & Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave S

Poetry Reading: Ada Limón, William Brewer, and Parneshia Jones

6:30 pm | Reception (Milkweed Books, 1st floor)

7:00 pm | Program (Target Performance Hall, 2nd floor)

Free. All are welcome.

Join three Milkweed Editions poets—Ada LimónWill Brewer, and Parneshia Jones—to celebrate the two-year anniversary of our bookstore! After a reception with light refreshments at Milkweed Books, these dynamic poets will read their distinguished, powerful work in the Target Performance Hall, featuring poems from The Carrying (Limón), I Know Your Kind (Brewer), Vessel (Jones), and beyond.

ABOUT THE POETS
Ada Limón is the author of, most recently, The Carrying and Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kingsley Tufts Award, and was named one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of 2015 by The New York Times. Her previous collections include Sharks in the Rivers, Lucky Wreck, and This Big Fake World. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and American Poetry Review, among others. She serves on the faculty of the Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency MFA program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

William Brewer is the author of I Know Your Kind, a winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series, as well as the chapbook Oxyana, which was awarded the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship 30 and Under. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Nation, and A Public Space, among others. Brewer is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He was born and raised in West Virginia.

Parneshia Jones is the author of Vessel, chosen as “One of 12 Books to Savor” by Oprah Magazine. Her work has been anthologized in She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems, edited by Caroline Kennedy and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, edited by Nikky Finney, and has been received a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Margaret Walker Short Story Award, and the Aquarius Press Legacy Award. She studied creative writing at Chicago State University, earned an MFA from Spalding University, and studied publishing at Yale University. A member of the Affrilachian Poets, she serves on the board of Cave Canem and Global Writers. Jones currently holds positions as Sales and Subsidiary Rights Manager and Poetry Editor at Northwestern University Press. She lives in Chicago.