The New Salon series brings writers into an intimate setting to discuss the implications of their work and craft.
Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; and Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist. She co-edited The Golden Shovel Anthology—New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks and edited the crime fiction anthology Staten Island Noir. She is a Guggenheim fellow, a Civitellian, a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient, a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize, a former fellow at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, the most successful poet in the competition's history. Patricia is a professor at the College of Staten Island and in the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, as well as an instructor at the annual VONA residency and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts Post-Graduate Residency Program.
Sylvia Mercedes Beato-Davis lives in Brooklyn where she teaches high school and laughs with her dog. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Calyx Journal, Foglifter, Split This Rock, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the Hoyt Jacobs Memorial Poetry Award and a candidate for an M.F.A. in Poetry & Translation at Queens College CUNY.
Co-sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College-CUNY and the Poetry Society of America.
Free and open to the public.
405 Klapper Hall
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Klapper Hall
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, NY 11367