Reading: Emily Pérez, Wayne Miller, Carolina Ebeid, Saturday, June 4, 2022, 5:30pm

Join us for a book launch for Emily Pérez’s What Flies Want, this year’s winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, with readings by Emily Pérez, Carolina Ebeid, and Wayne Miller. Saturday, June 4, 2022, 5:30pm at Counterpath, 7935 East 14th Ave., Denver. The event is free and open to the public.

Carolina Ebeid is a multimedia poet interested in the cross sections of video art and hybrid texts. Her work has been supported by the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts at Bucknell University, CantoMundo, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a residency fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. She teaches at Regis University’s Mile High MFA program, and at Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop. A longtime editor, she helps edit poetry at The Rumpus, as well as the online zine Visible Binary.

Wayne Miller is the author of five poetry collections, most recently We the Jury, which is currently a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and Post-, which won the Colorado Book Award and the Rilke Prize. He has co-translated two books by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo, most recently Zodiac, which was shortlisted for the PEN Center USA Award in Translation. Wayne has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, and Poetry magazine. In 2013 he was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Foundation in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, co-directs the Unsung Masters Series, and edits Copper Nickel.

Emily Pérez is the author of What Flies Want, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, House of Sugar, House of Stone and two chapbooks. With Nancy Reddy she edited The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood. A CantoMundo fellow and Ledbury Critic, she has received funding and support from Hedgebrook, the Artist Trust, Jack Straw Writers, Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, and the Community of Writers. Her poems have appeared in journals including Copper Nickel, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Poetry and her reviews have appeared in RHINO, the Rumpus, The Georgia Review, and the Guardian. She teaches high school English and gender studies in Denver, where she lives with her family.