Fri, Sep 10 | Zoom event

Reading with Destiny O. Birdsong & Malachi Jones

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Reading with Destiny O. Birdsong & Malachi Jones

Time & Location

Sep 10, 7:00 PM
Zoom event

About the Event

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Destiny O. Birdsong is a Louisiana-born poet, essayist, and fiction writer who lives and writes in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has either appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Catapult, The BreakBeat Poets Presents: Black Girl Magic, and elsewhere. Her critical work recently appeared in African American Review and The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature. Destiny has won the Academy of American Poets Prize, Naugatuck River Review’s 2016 Poetry Contest, Meridian’s 2017 “Borders” Contest in Poetry, and the Richard G. Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review (2019). She has received support from Cave Canem, Callaloo, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Pink Door, MacDowell, The Ragdale Foundation, and Tin House, where she was a 2018 Summer Workshop Scholar. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, was published by Tin House Books in October 2020, and was longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Voelcker Award for [a] Poetry Collection. Her debut novel is  forthcoming from Grand Central in February 2022.

Malachi Jones is a rising Senior at Columbia College majoring in Creative Writing with a dual focus in Poetry & Nonfiction. His work has been honored with several scholastic awards culminating to a prestigious gold medal writing portfolio in 2018. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Columbia Review, the nation's oldest college literary magazine, and is a frequent programmer with his friends on Barnard's WBAR Radio.

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