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Sunday, October 13 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Voices of The Adroit Journal: An Evening of Poetry & Poets

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The Adroit Journal celebrates nine years and 30 issues with this evening of captivating, diverse poetry and literary merriment. Featuring SF-based poetry contributors Derrick Austin, Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Doug Powell, Monica Sok, and Lily Zhou. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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D.A. Powell

D. A. Powell's books include Tea, Lunch, Cocktails, Chronic and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys. A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, Powell teaches in the MFA Program at the University of San Francisco. His honors include a National Book Critics Circle... Read More →
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Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions). A Cave Canem fellow, his work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Adroit Journal, Best American Poetry, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, The Nation, and Tin House. He was a finalist... Read More →
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Hieu Minh Nguyen

Hieu Minh Nguyen is a queer Vietnamese American poet and performer. Recipient of a 2017 NEA fellowship for Poetry, Hieu is a Kundiman fellow, a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, and an MFA candidate at Warren Wilson College. His work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, PBS Newshour... Read More →
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Lily Zhou

Lily Zhou is a sophomore at Stanford University. She is an alumna of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program, and her work appears in Poetry, Best New Poets 2017, Tin House, Sixth Finch, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and The Adroit Journal. Her debut poetry chapbook Moon... Read More →
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Monica Sok

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. She is the author of A Nail the Evening Hangs On (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2020). Her work has been recognized with a "Discovery" Prize from the 92Y. She has received fellowships and residencies... Read More →
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Safia Elhillo

Safia Elhillo is the author of poetry collection The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), which received the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and a 2018 Arab American Book Award, and the novel in verse Nima on the Other Side (forthcoming 2021 from... Read More →


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