Fiction and Poetry Alumni Reading: Elisa Gonzalez, Maggie Millner, Ben Purkert, and Cleo Qian
Readings by Elisa Gonzalez (poetry), Maggie Miller (poetry), Ben Purkert (fiction), and Cleo Qian (fiction) followed by a reception/signing.
Open to the public. All attendees are required to RSVP in advance; please click here.
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Elisa Gonzalez is the author of Grand Tour. Her poetry and prose have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Drift, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. The recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, she lives in Brooklyn.
Photo by Simon Bahçeli
Maggie Millner is the author of Couplets. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, POETRY, Kenyon Review, BOMB, The Nation, and elsewhere. She is a Lecturer at Yale and a Senior Editor at The Yale Review.
Photo by Sarah Wagner Miller
Ben Purkert is the author of the poetry collection FOR THE LOVE OF ENDINGS. His work appears in The New Yorker, the Nation, and the Kenyon Review, among others. He is the founder of Back Draft, a Guernica interview series focused on revision and the creative process. He holds degrees from Harvard and New York University, and he currently teaches at Rutgers. THE MEN CAN’T BE SAVED is his debut novel.
Photo by Beowulf Sheehan
Cleo Qian (she/her) is a fiction writer and poet from California. She received her MFA from NYU. Her work has appeared in over 20 outlets; was a winner of the Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Competition; has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, twice longlisted for the DISQUIET Prize, and supported by Sundress Academy for the Arts. By day, she works at a nonprofit and reads self-help articles on how to be happy.
Her debut short story collection, LET’S GO LET’S GO LET’S GO, is forthcoming from Tin House in 2023.
Photo by Casper Yen