Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Sarah Gambito, Mrigaa Sethi, and Solmaz Sharif
Thursday, May 14th 2009 @ 7:00 PM
Please join us for the next evening of Chin Music, the Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series. On May 14th, we are excited to feature three excellent poets: Sarah Gambito, Mrigaa Sethi, and Solmaz Sharif. Other writers to be featured in Chin Music this season include Glyn Maxwell, Major Jackson, Kevin Goodan, Dan Albergotti, Lytton Smith, Oni Buchanan, Paige Starzinger, Blue Chevigny, and David Baker. Series curated by Colin Cheney.
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections MATADORA (Alice James Books) and DELIVERED (Persea Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. She teaches at Fordham University, and is co-founder of Kundiman, a non-profit organization that promotes Asian American poetry.
Mrigaa Sethi was born in Delhi, raised in Thailand, and now teaches creative writing, literature, and composition in New York City. In 2007 she was a winner of an Amy Award through Poets and Writers for New York women under thirty. Her work appears in Gauge, Folio, and Seneca Review.
Born in exile, Solmaz Sharif completed majors in Sociology and Women of Color Writers at U.C. Berkeley. While there, she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. She holds an MFA from New York University's Creative Writing program, where she taught creative writing and was a Goldwater Fellow.