Evie Shockley met Yesenia Montilla on October 23, 2016!
Tonight we return to where Page Meets Stage began years ago, The Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, just south of Bleecker St.). Take note of the new start time—6:00 pm! Tickets are available here.
Evie Shockley is the author of four collections of poetry—most recently, the new black, winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry—as well as a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry. Her poetry and essays appear widely in journals and anthologies. Her honors include the 2015 Stephen Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry and the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize. Currently serving as creative editor for Feminist Studies, Shockley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina from New York City. A graduate of Drew University’s Poetry & Poetry in Translations MFA program & a Canto Mundo Fellow. Her poetry has appeared in The Wide Shore, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast & others. Her first collection of poetry: The Pink Box is published by Willow Books & was long-listed for the PEN America Open Book Award.