Tuesday, November 20, 2018

December 1 Reading and Workshops with Patrick Rosal and Tanya Olson


         

The Distinguished Poets Series reading on December 1, 2018 will feature Tanya Olson and Patrick Rosal. Readings are held on Saturdays at 1 pm at the Poetry Center, 32 Church Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Directions and parking information.

Tanya Olson lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a Lecturer in English at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Her first book, Boyishly, was published by YesYes Books in 2013 and was awarded an 2014 American Book Award. She has won the Discovery/Boston Review prize and was named a Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow by the Lambda Literary Foundation. Her poem "54 Prince" was included in Best American Poetry 2015.

Patrick Rosal is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Brooklyn Antediluvian, which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Rosal’s other three books are Boneshepherds, My American Kundiman, a winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive, winner of the Asian American Writers Workshop Members’ Choice Award. His writing has appeared in Tin House, New England Review, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Grantland, and many other journals and anthologies. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Research Program, Rosal has been a featured performer internationally in Greece, South Africa, the UK and at various spaces in the Caribbean, South America, and the Philippines. He is an Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden.

Writing workshops with Tanya Olson and Patrick Rosal will be held at 10 am to 12 pm that day -  to confirm that workshop spaces are still open to registration, email sdesai@pccc.edu or call 973-684-6555.