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Bazaar Writers Salon
November 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Readings by Dinika Amaral, Cate Lycurgus, Aaron Poochigian, and Sibongile Sithe
Hosted by Peter Kline
Dinika Amaral was born and raised in Bombay, India. A former banker with JP Morgan Chase, she has an M.A. and M.F.A. from New York University. Her work has appeared in Guernica, the Times of India, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Golden Handcuffs Review, the Denver Quarterly, the Massachusetts Review, and in the Iowa Review (winner of the Tim McGinnis award). Presently, a Steinbeck Fellow, she lives with her husband in San Jose, California.
Cate Lycurgus’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellowship Finalist, she has also received scholarships from Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. Cate currently lives south of San Francisco where she takes care of her father, edits interviews for 32 Poems, and teaches professional writing.
Aaron Poochigian earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. His book of translations from Sappho, Stung With Love, was published by Penguin Classics in 2009, and his translation of Apollonius’ Jason and the Argonauts was released October 2014. For his work in translation he was awarded a 2010-2011 Grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book of original poetry, The Cosmic Purr (Able Muse Press), was published in 2012 and, winner of the 2016 Able Muse Poetry Prize, his second book Manhattanite will be out in the Fall of 2017. His thriller in verse, Mr. Either/Or, will be released by Etruscan Press in Fall of 2017. His work has appeared in such journals as The Guardian, POETRY and The Times Literary Supplement.
Sibongile Sithe was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She received her BA from Yale University where she was awarded the Elmore A. Willets and Wallace Prizes for fiction. She is at work on a first novel.