Join us for a night of poetry with visiting poet, Sandra Beasley, and local poet, Elisa Albo!
About the poets:
Sandra Beasley is the author of three poetry collections—Count the Waves, I Was the Jukebox, and Theories of Falling—and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir that doubles as a cultural history of food allergies. She also edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, and four DCCAH fellowships. She lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches with the University of Tampa low-residency MFA program.
Elisa Albo is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Passage to America and Each Day More. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies like Alimentum, Bomb Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, International Literary Quarterly, Irrepressible Appetites, MiPoesias, Notre Dame Review, and most recently, Two-Countries: Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents, The Politics of Shelter, Swamp Ape Review, and Vinegar and Char. A graduate of FIU’s MFA program, she teaches English and ESL at Broward College.