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Season of Dares Launch Party
October 2, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for the launch of Leah Silvieus’s chapbook, Season of Dares (Bull City Press), along with readings by adopted Kundiman fellows Tiana Nobile and Ansley Moon. The readings will highlight the diverse and often untold stories of Asian American adoptees and explore the intersections between practices of transracial and transnational adoption, narratives of immigration, kinship, and loss. The event is free and open to the public.
All proceeds from book sales and donations from snacks and beverages will benefit Kundiman, a 501(c)3 national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.
If you are unable to attend but still would like to purchase a copy of Season of Dares, visit Bullcitypress.com between now and Oct. 15 and use the coupon code KUNDIMAN for 10% off. 25% percent of online sales will benefit Kundiman!
Tiana Nobile lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a recipient of a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, the Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry, and a fellowship from Kundiman. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the author of the chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase (2017), and her poetry has appeared in The Collagist, Poetry Northwest, Apogee, Hyphen Magazine, and the Texas Review, among others. For more, visit www.tiananobile.com
Ansley Moon is the author of the poetry collection, How to Bury the Dead (2011) and the recipient of awards and fellowships from Kundiman and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, among others, as well as a recent finalist for the Jake Adam York Poetry Prize and the Great Indian Poetry Collective Emerging Poets Prize.
Leah Silvieus was born in South Korea and adopted to the U.S. at three-months old. She spent her early childhood and adolescence in small towns in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley and western Colorado. She is the author of two chapbooks, Anemochory (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Season of Dares (forthcoming from Bull City Press in fall 2018). Her full-length book of poetry was a finalist for the Kundiman, Orison Books, and Agape Editions book prizes and is forthcoming from Sundress Publications in 2019. She currently travels between New York and Florida as a yacht Chief Stewardess and serves as a Books Editor at Hyphen magazine.