This month we are proud to welcome WEIRDD poetry readers Wren Hanks, Amy Meng, & Julia Guez to share their latest work with a wildcard lecture by Daniel Hernandez Diaz on astrophysics titled "History of the Universe in Fifteen Minutes.'
Wren Hanks is the author of The Rise of Genderqueer, a 2018 selection for Brain Mill's Mineral Point Poetry Series. A 2016 Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow, his recent work appears in Best New Poets 2016, Gigantic Sequins, Jellyfish Magazine, The Wanderer, and elsewhere. He is the author of several other chapbooks, including Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press). He is an associate editor for Sundress Publications and co-edited Curious Specimens, an anthology of the strange and uncanny. He lives in Brooklyn, and you can find him on twitter at @suitofscales.
Amy Meng holds degrees from Rutgers University and New York University. She is the author of Bridled (Pleiades Press, 2018) and a Kundiman Fellow. Her poetry has appeared in publications including: Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, New England Review, and Narrative Magazine. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
Julia Guez has received a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia, a Fulbright Fellowship and the “Discovery”/ Boston Review Poetry Prize. Her poetry, translations and essays have recently appeared in POETRY, The Guardian, Circumference and PEN Poetry Series. Guez works at Teach For America-New York and lives with her family in Greenpoint. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers.