Saturday, April 7, 2018

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Nabila Lovelace + Kayleb Rae Candrilli + KMA Sullivan (Reading)

  12 p.m.
  Iowa Writers' House

YESYES Books Reading

Venue: Iowa Writers’ House (332 E Davenport St.)

Saturday, April 7, 12 p.m.



FREE and open to the public

About Nabila Lovelace

Nabila Lovelace (pictured top-right) is a born and raised Queens native, as well as a first generation American. Her parents hail from Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria. She currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. Her first collection, Sons of Achilles, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2018. Nabila is a 2016 Poetry Witch Magazine Summer Solstice Bop Contest finalist, a 2016 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest finalist, 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow, finalist for the Emerge-Be-Surface fellowship 2014, and a winner of the 2013 Poets & Writers Amy Award. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Narrative Northeast, Washington Square Review, Day One, Winter Tangerine: Hands Up Don’t Shoot, ESPN, & Vinyl. She is co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival. Her editorial work includes screening for Callaloo Journal, assistant poetry editor at Black Warrior Review, & co-poetry editor for The Offing.

About Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Kayleb Rae Candrilli (pictured bottom) is author of What Runs Over, winner of the 2016 Pamet River Prize, from YesYes Books. They are published or forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Booth, RHINO, Cream City Review, Fourteen Hills, Rattle, Adroit, Boaat Press, Vinyl, CutBank, Muzzle, New Orleans Review, and many others. They have served as the nonfiction editor of the Black Warrior Review and as a feature editor for NANO Fiction. They are now an Assistant Poetry Editor for Boaat Press. In 2015, Candrilli was a Lambda Literary Emerging Fellow in Nonfiction. Kayleb is a Best of the Net winner and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes (in prose and poetry) and for Best New Poets.

About KMA Sullivan

KMA Sullivan (pictured top-left) is the author of Necessary Fire, winner of the St Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Forklift, Ohio, The Nervous Breakdown, Gertrude, diode, and elsewhere. Recent essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, and Nailed. She has been awarded residencies in creative nonfiction and poetry at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Summer Literary Seminars and she is the editor-in-chief of Vinyl Poetry and the publisher at YesYes Books.

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