We are proud to present Tiana Clark and Monica Sok who will read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.
Tiana Clark is the author of the poetry collection, I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and Equilibrium (Bull City Press, 2016), selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. Clark is a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow and a recipient of a 2019 Pushcart Prize, as well as a winner of the 2017 Furious Flower’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize and 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, VQR, BuzzFeed News, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Oxford American, and elsewhere.
Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. Her work has been recognized with a 92Y Discovery Prize and fellowships from Poetry Society of America, Hedgebrook, Elizabeth George Foundation, NEA, Kundiman, and others. Currently, Sok is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and teaches poetry to Southeast Asian youths at Banteay Srei and the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants in Oakland, CA.