Reading with Mai Der Vang & Debra Daniel
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About the Event
Mai Der Vang is the author of Yellow Rain (Graywolf Press, 2021), and Afterland (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award in Poetry, and a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, she served as a Visiting Writer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, Tin House, the American Poetry Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, espnW, and elsewhere. Mai Der also co-edited How Do I Begin: A Hmong American Literary Anthology with the Hmong American Writers’ Circle. A Kundiman fellow, Mai Der has completed residencies at Civitella Ranieri and Hedgebrook. Born and raised in Fresno, California, she earned degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State.
Debra A. Daniel is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The Downward Turn of August (Finishing Line Press), and As Is (Main Street Rag). She was twice named SC Arts Commission Poetry Fellow, won the Guy Owen Poetry Prize, awards from Kakalak Journal, as well as numerous awards from the Poetry Society of South Carolina. Her novel, Woman Commits Suicide in Dishwasher was published by Muddy Ford Press. She is a Pushcart nominee, has been long listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award, shortlisted in Smokelong Quarterly, and has won awards from The Los Angeles Review, Bacopa, the SC Fiction Project. Work has appeared in journals and anthologies including: The Los Angeles Review, Fall Lines, Smokelong Quarterly, Kakalak, Emrys Journal, Pequin, Inkwell, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River, Gargoyle, and the Poetry Society of South Carolina Yearbook. Her most recent publications include two novellas-
in-flash, The Roster, (highly commended entry for the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award) and A Family of Great Falls, both published by Ad Hoc Fiction in the UK.