Micha Ling reads from her newest collection, Flashes of Life, out on Hobart Press.
Light refreshments will be served.
Martínez Pompa’s first book of poetry is entitled My Kill Adore Him (2009). According to the University of Notre Dame Press, the title is “a homophonic translation of the Spanish word maquiladora, which translates into English as ‘factory’ or ‘sweatshop.’” Martínez Pompa’s poems often focus on topics of race, language, consumerism, cultural identity, and masculinity. In 2008, poet Martín Espada selected the collection to be the recipient of the Andrews Montoya Poetry Prize.
Douglas Light co-wrote the screen adaptation (The Trouble with Bliss) of his debut novel East Fifth Bliss. He has two story collections, Girls in Trouble, which won the 2010 Grace Paley Prize, and Blood Stories. His fiction have appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies, and in numerous magazines. His nonfiction has appeared in AdAge,TheBillfold.com, and Upstreet magazine. His novel The Wobble will be published in spring 2016.
Micah Ling has three collections of poetry from Sunnyoutside Press: Three Islands, Sweetgrass, and Settlement. Her fourth collection, Flashes of Life, will be published in November by Hobart Press. Ling won the 2011 Indiana Emerging Author Award, and currently teaches in the English department at Fordham University in NYC.