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Join us for Poetry magazine's seasonal party! Celebrate the most recent issues of Poetry with contributors, editors, and the poetry curious. Festivities include readings, performances, music, and libations. Subscription specials and individual issues available. Featuring readings by Poetry contributors Alison C. Rollins, Keith S. Wilson, and Emily Jungmin Yoon and a DJ set by Fathom DJ.

Alison C. Rollins was born and raised in St. Louis city and currently works as the Librarian for Nerinx Hall. She is the second prizewinner of the 2016 James H. Nash Poetry contest and a finalist for the 2016 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry ReviewHayden’s Ferry ReviewMissouri ReviewPoetryThe Poetry ReviewRiver StyxSolsticeTriQuarterlyTupelo QuarterlyVinyl, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem Fellow, she is also a 2016 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship.

Keith S. Wilson is a game designer, Affrilachian Poet, Cave Canem fellow, and graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. He serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Four Way Review and Digital Media Editor and Web Consultant at Obsidian Journal. He holds an MFA in poetry from Chicago State University. Wilson's poetry has been published in two chapbooks: Generation Oz (2011) and Kindermeal (2012) and in multiple journals. He has had poems nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net award.

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of Ordinary Misfortunes (2017), winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize by Tupelo Press, selected by Maggie Smith. She has received awards and fellowships for her poetry from Ploughshares' Emerging Writer's Contest, AWP's WC&C Scholarship Competition, The Home School in Miami, the Aspen Institute, New York University, and the University of Chicago. She is the poetry editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and is a PhD student in the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago. 

With the forces of creativity and positive energy, Fathom DJ is expanding the universal language of music. Her love of music spans from down to up tempo house/garage and expands to classic and current hip hop, classic to nu soul, acid jazz to rare grooves, afro to electronic beats, always keeping a mindful twist on popular music. Fathom chose DJing as her first instrument of musical expression and set her foundation.

Poetry Foundation events are first come, first served and capacity is limited. We only allow late admittance during a pre-determined program break.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission