COUPLET Quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social-Winter 22' Hybrid Edition

COUPLET Quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social-Winter 22' Hybrid Edition

COUPLET is a quarterly reading series, produced, curated and hosted by poet Leah Umansky since 2011. It features both emerging and established poets. COUPLET is co-hosted by The Red Room in NYC. This event will be hybrid and on Zoom. 

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and theologian from Ireland whose work has appeared in the Harvard Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Gutter and more. He presents Poetry Unbound from On Being Studios, a book from which is forthcoming in October 2022 with W. W. Norton.

Jane Wong is the author of How to Not Be Afraid of Everything (Alice James) and Overpour (Action Books). Her memoir, Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City is forthcoming in 2023 (Tin House). 

Chen Chen’s second book of poetry, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency, is forthcoming from BOA Editions in September 2022. His first book, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), was long-listed for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. He teaches at Brandeis University.

Melissa Fite Johnson is the author of Green (Riot in Your Throat, 2021) and A Crooked Door Cut into the Sky, winner of the 2017 Vella Chapbook Award (Paper Nautilus Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Pleiades, SWWIM, and elsewhere. Melissa and her husband live with their dogs in Lawrence, KS, where she teaches high school English.

Ruben Quesada is a poet and editor. He is editor of Essays on the Art of Poetry (forthcoming in October 2022), author of Revelations, Next Extinct Mammal, and translator of Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda. He serves on the board of Foglifter Press and the National Book Critics Circle. His writing appears in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and other journals. He lives in Chicago.

Silvina López Medin was born in Buenos Aires and lives in Croton on Hudson, New York. She has published five books of poetry including La noche de los bueyes, winner of the Loewe Foundation International Young Poetry Prize, That Salt on the Tongue to Say Mangrove (translated by Jasmine V. Bailey, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2021), and the chapbook Excursion, which was selected by Mary Jo Bang as the winner of the Oversound Chapbook Prize. Her hybrid poetry book Poem That Never Ends (2021) was a winner of the Essay Press/University of Washington Bothell Contest. She co-translated Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet and Home Movies, by Robert Hass, into Spanish.