Write America: Jamaal May, Michelle Whittaker and Lindsay Adkins

Join us for the fifty-first episode of Write America on Monday March 14th featuring Jamaal May, Michelle Whittaker and Lindsay Adkins as they read and discuss their works- intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art.

This event is free to attend, Registration required.

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About the authors:

JAMAAL MAY is a poet, editor, and filmmaker from Detroit, Michigan, where he taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer and touring performer. His poetry won the 2013 Indiana Review Poetry Prize and appears in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, the Believer, NER, and the Kenyon Review. May has earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. He founded the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press.

MICHELLE WHITTAKER is the author of Surge (great weather for MEDIA) which was awarded a Finalist Medal for the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award. She has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Shenandoah, Upstreet, The Southampton Review and other publications.

She has received a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Special Mention, Cave Canem Fellowship for African American poetry and was a recipient of the 2017 New York Foundation of Arts Fellowship in Poetry.  Currently, she is a poetry editor for the Southampton Review.

LINDSAY ADKINS is a writer from Western Massachusetts whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric Lit, Narrative, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, great weather for MEDIA, Frontier Poetry, Crab Fat Magazine, So to Speak Journal, and Sugar House Review, among others. She is a recipient of the Amy Award from Poets & Writers, the Phyllis B. Abrahms Award in Poetry, and an Author Fellowship from the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and holds an MFA from Stony Brook Southampton.

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Monday, March 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Big Book of Exit Strategies By Jamaal May Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938584244
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Published: Alice James Books - April 12th, 2016

Surge By Michelle Whittaker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998144016
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Published: Great Weather for Media, LLC - July 1st, 2017