Morgan Parker

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Morgan Parker reads her poem "Black Woman With Chicken" for Pen Pal Poets. Her debut collection, Other People's Comfort Keeps Me up at Night (Switchback Books, 2015), was selected for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and her second collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in February 2017. Parker is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Paul Lisicky

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"What was I telling you? It was something like this: The world was made exactly for us and we'd never have to leave it." Paul Lisicky reads from his novel The Burning House (Etruscan Press, 2011) for Rosemont College's MFA Reading Series. Lisicky's new memoir, The Narrow Door (Graywolf Press, 2016), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Corina Copp

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"The future isn't machines constantly slamming..." Corinna Copp reads her poem "Poor Wave" at the Poetry Project along with Miguel Gutierrez. Copp, author of The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Natalie Scenters-Zapico

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Natalie Scenters-Zapico reads "Sonnet for Your Nerves" for the Buttered Toast Reading Series in El Paso, Texas. Her debut collection, The Verging Cities (Center for Literacy Publishing, 2015), explores the relationship between the border cities of El Paso and Juarez. Scenters-Zapico is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Rickey Laurentiis

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Rickey Laurentiis reads "Black Iris" from his poetry collection, Boy With Thorn (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Prize. Laurentiis is one of the debut poets in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Yusef Komunyakaa and Wendell Pierce

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"After conquering / frontiers, the mind comes back to rest, / stretching out over the white sand." At a 92Y event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Yusef Komunyakaa reads "Islands" from his poetry collection, The Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015), and the Wire actor Wendell Pierce reads from his memoir, The Wind in the Reeds (Riverhead Books, 2015), in which he explores art's ability to redeem his native New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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