Apogee x The Offing: New Futures (AWP off-site reading & discussion)

2020 is The Offing’s fifth birthday and Apogee’s ten-year anniversary!

Come celebrate with six authors (all joint contributors) who are writing what’s possible for literatures to come.

We’ll dream up what our communities need for ten more years of extraordinary publishing—writing for us and by us, another decade at the outermost.

Free and open to all. Food and drinks for sale by The Cherrity Bar, just a mile from the convention center. On the ground floor, wheelchair-accessible.

We’re expecting a full house, so come through early.

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Quenton Baker is a poet, educator, and Cave Canem fellow. His current focus is black interiority and the afterlife of slavery. He is the author of This Glittering Republic (Willow Books, 2016).

S. Brook Corfman is the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, and the forthcoming collection My Daily Actions, or the Meteorites, chosen by Cathy Park Hong for the Fordham POL Prize, as well as three chapbooks including Frames (Belladonna*). Born in Chicago, they now live in a turret in Pittsburgh.

Claudia Cortese‘s debut full-length, Wasp Queen (Black Lawrence Press, 2017), won Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Award for Emerging Poetry. She received a 2018 OUTstanding Faculty Ally of the Year certificate from the LGBTQ+ Center at Montclair State University. The daughter of Neapolitan immigrants, Cortese grew up in Ohio and lives in New Jersey.

Swati Khurana is a New York City-based writer, artist, and Tarot reader. Fellowships include New York Foundation for the Arts, Center for Fiction, Jerome Foundation, Kundiman, and Vermont Studio Center Grace Paley Prize. She is working on a podcast, editing a flash fiction series for Asian American Writers Workshop and co-curating “Writing prompt: Travel Advisories” with Rosamond King—follow her on IG @tarotbooksradio.

Ploi Pirapokin is an extraordinary alien born in Thailand and raised in Hong Kong. She has received grants and fellowships from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Creative Capacity Fund, Headlands Center from the Arts, Kundiman and others. Her work and publications can be found on her website at ppirapokin.com.

Raquel Salas Rivera (Mayagüez, 1985) Poeta, traductora y crítica literaria puertorriqueña. Cuenta con la publicación de siete plaquetas y cinco poemarios. Vive y trabaja en Puerto Rico. Raquel Salas Rivera (Mayagüez, 1985) is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and literary critic. They are the author of seven chapbooks and five full-length poetry books. They live and work in Puerto Rico.

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