#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: Miami Chapbook Launch of Layla Benitez-James's God Suspected My Heart Was a Geode But He Had to Make Sure

Celebrate the launch of Layla Benitez-JamesGod Suspected My Heart Was a Geode But He Had to Make Sure, winner of the third annual Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, selected by Major Jackson and published by Jai-Alai Books, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 7 p.m., at The Betsy Hotel South Beach. This event is part of the month-long O, Miami Poetry Festival and is free and open to the public.
Layla Benitez-James is an artist and translator living in Alicante, Spain. Her work has appeared in The Acentos Review, Anomaly, Guernica, Waxwing and elsewhere. Audio essays about translation by Layla can be found at the Asymptote Podcast. Layla currently works with the Unamuno Author Series in Madrid as its Director of Literary Outreach.

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