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Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry: author reading
November 5, 2022, 1:00 pm-2:30 pmFree
A Virtual Reading and Author Chat
Join us as we celebrate the winners of Nimrod International Journal’s 44th Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry: first-prize winner Lory Bedikian and second-prize winner Angela Kirby, who will read from their winning poems. 2022 Pablo Neruda Prize judge Kaveh Bassiri will then join them to discuss poetry, tips for aspiring writers, what’s next for each of them and more. The celebration will conclude with a poetry reading by Kaveh Bassiri.
Kaveh Bassiri is the author of 99 Names of Exile, winner of the 2019 Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and Elementary English, winner of the 2020 Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize. His poems have been published in a number of anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2020, Best New Poets 2020, The Heart of a Stranger (2020), Essential Voices: Poetry of Iran and Its Diaspora (2021), and Somewhere We Are Human (2022). They can also be found in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Virginia Quarterly Review, Copper Nickel, Poetry Northwest, Nimrod and The Cincinnati Review. He is the recipient of 2022-23 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, a 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council and a 2019 translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lory Bedikian’s The Book of Lamenting won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. Her work is published in Tin House, The Los Angeles Review, Northwest Review, Poets.org, BOULEVARD, The Adroit Journal, Orion, wildness, Poetry Northwest and Border Lines: Poems of Migration, and was featured in the Poetry Unbound podcast. She received a 2021 grant from the Money for Women Fund.
Angela Kirby graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in creative writing. Her publications include Humber Literary Review, Another & Another: An Anthology of The Grind, Seam|Ripper, Roanoke Review and Lament for the Dead. She writes in the mountains of North Carolina.
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