Reading: Diana Khoi Nguyen, Cindy Juyoung Ok, & Nikki Wallschlaeger

Join Woodland Pattern Book Center for a reading featuring Diana Khoi Nguyen, author of Root Fractures (Simon & Schuster, 2024), Cindy Juyoung Okauthor of Ward Toward (Yale University Press, 2023), and Nikki Wallschlaeger, author of the forthcoming Hold Your Own (Copper Canyon, 2024). 

In person at Woodland Pattern and livestreaming via Crowdcast


A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Root Fractures (2024), and Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018) which was a finalist for the National Book Award. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and winner of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest and 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, she currently teaches in the Randolph College Low-Residency MFA and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Cindy Juyoung Ok is the author of Ward Toward (2023), which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. She is a former high school science teacher and current Kenyon Review fellow teaching poetry at Kenyon College.

Nikki Wallschlaeger is the author of the full-length poetry collections Hold Your Own (2024), Waterbaby (Copper Canyon, 2021), Crawlspace (Bloof Books, 2017), and Houses (Horse Less Press, 2015), as well as the graphic book I Hate Telling You How I Really Feel (Bloof Books, 2019). She is also the author of an artist book called “Operation USA” through the Baltimore-based book arts group Container, a project acquired by Woodland Pattern. Her work has been featured in the American Poetry ReviewKenyon ReviewThe NationPoetryBrick, and Witness.