Portals, Failures, and Antonyms: Triple Launch Celebration with Tracy Fuad, Alison Prine, & Neil Shepard

Remote  |  Saturday  |  May 4  |  2-3pm ET

Join poets Tracy FuadAlison Prine, and Neil Shepard for a remote triple launch celebration with all three poets reading from their new collections.

Fuad reads from Portal (University of Chicago Press, 2024); Shepard reads from The Book of Failures (Madville Publishing, 2024); and Prine reads from Loss and Its Antonym (Headmistress Press, 2024).

About the presenters:

Tracy Fuads second book of poetry, Portal, won the 2023 Phoenix Emerging Poets Prize and is forthcoming in March 2024 with the University of Chicago Press. A 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Fuad’s poems have appeared in The Paris ReviewThe Yale ReviewThe New Republic, and elsewhere, and have been translated into Kurdish, Turkish, German, and Spanish. She lives in Berlin, where she teaches poetry at the Berlin Writers’ Workshop.

Alison Prines latest collection of poems, Loss and Its Antonym (Headmistress Press, 2024), won the 2023 Sappho’s Prize in Poetry and will come out later this year. Her debut poetry collection, Steel (Cider Press Review, 2016), was named a finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Five Points, Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, and others. She lives and works in Burlington, Vermont.

Neil Shepards most recent book, How It Is: Selected Poems, was published in 2018 by Salmon Poetry (Ireland), and in 2019, he edited Vermont Poets & Their Craft (Green Writers Press). His new collection, The Book of Failures, was released in January 2024 from Madville Publishing. His poems appear in such magazines as the Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, and online at Poetry Daily, Verse Daily and Poem-a-Day. Shepard has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.