#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: A Reading by Eloisa Amezcua, José Olivarez, and Xandria Phillips

Join Eloisa Amezcua as she reads from her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly (Shelterbelt Press, 2018), which was selected by Ada Limón for the inaugural Shelterbelt Poetry Prize. Amezcua will be joined by local poets José Olivarez and Xandria Phillips.
About the poets
Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. A MacDowell fellow, she is the author of three chapbooks and founder/editor-in-chief of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. Her poems and translations are published or forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and others.
José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants, the co-author of the book of poems Home Court (Red Beard Press), and the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Marketing Manager at Young Chicago Authors. A recipient of a 2016 Poets House Emerging Poet Fellowship and a 2015 Bronx Recognizes Its Own award from the Bronx Council on the Arts, his work has been published in The BreakBeat Poets, Poets.org, Hyperallergic, among other places. He is from Calumet City, IL, and lives in Chicago. His first book, Citizen Illegal, is forthcoming from Haymarket Books.
Xandria Phillips is a poet who hails from rural Ohio but currently lives in Chicago. Xandria received her BA from Oberlin College, where she studied creative writing and Africana Studies. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and Callaloo. Xandria’s poetry is present or forthcoming in Callaloo, Transition, Nepantla, and elsewhere.
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