You're invited to meet our 2021 group of New City Arts Poetry Fellows and hear them read original work on April 1 at 7:30PM on Zoom.
On April 1, Reese Bryan, Nhandi Hoge, Zoe Shelley, Violet Tillman, Autumn King, and Madeline Caduff will present original poetry in a public reading. The event is free to attend, and registration is required. Register to attend here. A Zoom link will be sent to attendees prior to the reading.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The Poetry of Power workshop is a free ten-hour workshop over five sessions for high school students led by award-winning poets Irène Mathieu and Valencia Robin. The workshop focuses on joy, gratitude, and other sources of power in poetry. Students who complete the workshop will be official New City Arts Poetry Fellows. More info about the workshop can be found here.
Support for this workshop is provided by Sarah and Grey McLean and generous individuals who care about Charlottesville's young artists.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Irène Mathieu, MD is a pediatrician, writer, and author of three collections of poetry. Her most recent book, Grand Marronage (Switchback Books 2019) won Editor’s Choice for the Gatewood Prize and runner-up for the Northwestern/Cave Canem Book Prize. She is also the author of orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press 2017), which won the Bob Kaufman Book Prize; and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press 2014). A recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, Callaloo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Irène practices primary care pediatrics at the University of Virginia, where she leads workshops on poetry and medicine for physicians in training and serves as an editor for Muzzle Magazine and the humanities’ section of The Journal of General Internal Medicine. For more information, please visit www.irenemathieu.com.
Valencia Robin is a poet and visual artist. Her first collection of poems, Ridiculous Light, won Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, was a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and was named one of Library Journal’s Best Poetry Books of 2019. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry Daily, The Boston Review, Triquarterly and elsewhere. A co-director of the UVA Young Writers Workshop, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and an MFA in Art & Design from the University of Michigan. For more information, please see: valenciarobin.com.