AGNI 90 Reading and Launch, Tuesday, October 29th!
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston (Green Line B, Pleasant St.)
We’re celebrating our NINETIETH issue with readings by:
Erin O’Luanaigh: An emerging poet whose work has appeared in The Southern Review, 32 Poems, and elsewhere.
Lavinia Liang: An emerging fiction writer whose prose has appeared in Time and The Atlantic and whose poetry is forthcoming in Chrysanthemum: Voices of the Taiwanese Diaspora.
Colin Channer: Author of the poetry collection Providential, which Eileen Myles describes as “one of the most lucid and telling poetry books of this exact time.”
Michelle Hoover: Author of the prizewinning novels The Quickening and Bottomland.
And a not-to-be-missed musical performance by Ruby Rose Fox! Fox won Album of the Year at the 2017 and 2018 New England Music Awards and Best Singer-Songwriter at the 2016 and 2017 Boston Music Awards.
Our release party follows.
The fall issue debuts fiction by Crystal Wilkinson, Genevieve Hudson, Billy O’Callaghan, and Makie Blake, who was still a high school student when we accepted her story; poems by Jill McDonough, Hope Wabuke, David Mura, Peter LaBerge, and Gemma Gorga (translated by Sharon Dolin); essays by Rilla Askew, Clifford Thompson, and Martha Cooley; a portfolio by artist Laurie Goddard; and much more.
Erin O’Luanaigh’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Subtropics, AGNI,
32 Poems, The Hopkins Review, The New Criterion, and elsewhere.
Lavinia Liang’s writing has appeared in Time, The Atlantic, Roads & Kingdoms, and elsewhere. Her poetry is forthcoming in the anthology Chrysanthemum: Voices of the Taiwanese Diaspora. “Summer of Lucky” in the new AGNI is her first published fiction.
Colin Channer was born in Jamaica and raised there and in New York. His most recent book—his first poetry collection—is Providential, which Eileen Myles describes as “one of the most lucid and telling poetry books of this exact time.” He received the 2019 Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship from Brown University.
Michelle Hoover is the author of two novels: The Quickening, a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read” and a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and Bottomland, the 2017 All Iowa Reads selection and a 2016 Mass Book “Must Read.” A winner of the PEN New England Discovery Award, she is a former NEA Fellow and past writer-in-residence at Brandeis University. She leads the GrubStreet Novel Incubator program and coordinates the Massachusetts Book Awards, beginning with their 2019 twentieth-year anniversary.
Boston-based artist Ruby Rose Fox is a cultural messenger of our times. Part actress, director, and writer, she has released two albums: Salt, a cinematic piece of experimental pop whose dense soundscapes accompany Fox’s wall-shattering vocals, and Domestic, which reached number 8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. She won Album of the Year at both the 2017 and 2018 New England Music Awards and Best Singer-Songwriter at both the 2016 and 2017 Boston Music Awards.
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