The Word Works, Poet Lore, and The Writer’s Center present Café Muse, featuring A. Van Jorden and Sally Rosen Kindred on March 7, 2022 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm (ET). The chatroom opens at 7pm and features Classical guitar, played by Michael C. Davis and set to a photo slideshow. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link. To do so go to Café Muse »
A. Van Jorden is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by The London Times; Quantum Lyrics, (2007); and The Cineaste, (2013), W.W. Norton & Co. Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), a United States Artists Fellowship (2009), and a Lannan Literary Award (Lifetime Achievement Award) in Poetry (2015). He has taught at a number of institutions including, Prince Georges Community College, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The University of Texas at Austin, where he was tenured as an Associate Professor, Rutgers University-Newark where he served as the Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor, and at the University of Michigan, where he currently serves as the Robert Hayden Collegiate Professor of English Language & Literature.
Sally Rosen Kindred‘s latest book of poems is WHERE THE WOLF, winner of the 2020 Diode Editions Book Prize (Diode Editions, 2021). Her previous books are Book of Asters (2014) and No Eden (2011), both from Mayapple Press. Her chapbooks include Garnet Lanterns (Anabiosis Press, 2006) and Darling Hands, Darling Tongue (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013) and Says the Forest to the Girl, which came out in 2018 from Porkbelly Press. She has received two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. and is a Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellow. Recent poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, The Massachusetts Review, Missouri Review’s Poem-of-the-week Web Feature, and Kenyon Review Online. Her reviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Kestrel Literary Journal, and the Legible blog. She teaches creative writing online for Johns Hopkins CTY and The Poetry Barn. . A native of North Carolina, she lives in Maryland.