Reading at ISOBreak #19, 9/10

Asian Pacific Writers and Translators and the New York Writers Workshop will once again be presenting their popular IsoBreak reading series. Join them for IsoBreak#19, the global reading and conversation series on Saturday, 10th/September 11 AM (PST) / 2 PM (USEST) / 7 PM (UK).

This month will feature:

Bryan Thao Worra the Lao-Minnesotan Poet Laureate, President of the International Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, and the author of eight books;

Indonesian writer and artist Khairani Barokka, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation whose most recent installation was showcased at the Museum Nasional for Jakarta Biennale and whose latest book Ultimatum Orangutan (Nine Arches) was shortlisted for the Barbellion Prize;

Zilka Joseph a Zell Fellowship and Michael R. Gutterman award winner whose books have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and commended by PEN America and whose new book In Our Beautiful Bones, was a Foreword INDIES award finalist;

Director of Creative Writing at the University of Hartford and Lambda Literary Award winner Benjamin Grossberg whose latest book of poems, My Husband Would (University of Tampa) won the 2021 Connecticut Book Award and will be featured at the Dodge Poetry Festival

Bali-born Cynthia Dewi Oka recipient of the Amy Clampitt Residency and Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize, author of the forthcoming A Tinderbox in Three Acts (BOA Editions) as well as Fire Is Not a Country (Northwestern University Press) and whose writing appears in The Atlantic, Oprah Daily, POETRY, Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, and elsewhere.

This reading will be MC’ed by Pushcart Prize winning poet, translator and recent memoirist of Correctional, Ravi Shankar, called ‘a diaspora icon’ and ‘absolutely brilliant writer’ in the Hindu.

Watch their social media a week out from the event to register:


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