Poetry Night: Brynn Saito, Charif Shanahan, Emily Jungmin Yoon, Javier Zamora

Thursday, August 24, 7:30pm

Pegasus Books presents an hour of poetry readings with Brynn Saito, Charif Shanahan, Emily Junghim Yoon, and Javiar Zamora.

Brynn Saito is the author of two books of poetry, Power Made Us Swoon (2016) and The Palace of Contemplating Departure (2013), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Brynn was born and raised in Fresno. Currently, she teaches and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including Baffler, Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary Hub, New Republic, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, andA Public Space. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program/IIE, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Stanford University, where he is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of Ordinary Misfortunes, winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize at Tupelo Press. Her poems and translations appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Poetry, Apogee, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. For her poetry, she has received awards and fellowships from Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, AWP’s WC&C Scholarship Competition, The Home School in Miami, Aspen Words, New York University, the University of Chicago, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She is the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and is a PhD student in the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago.

Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and migrated to the US when he was nine. He is a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Yaddo. His first book Unaccompanied is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press, September 2017.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
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