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Poetry Reading with Brandon Amico and Jordan Rice!

  • Chop Suey Books 2913 W. Cary Street Richmond United States (map)
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Join us for a book reading with Brandon Amico, author of Disappearing, Inc., and Jordan Rice, author of Constellarium. Free & open to the public.

BRANDON AMICO: "Brandon Amico is the author of Disappearing, Inc. (Gold Wake Press, 2019). He is a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Grant, and the winner of Southern Humanities Review’s Hoepfner Literary Award for Poetry. His poetry can be found in journals including The Adroit Journal, Blackbird, Booth, Copper Nickel, The Cincinnati Review, Diode, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hunger Mountain, Kenyon Review, New Ohio Review, Sixth Finch, Slice, Waxwing, and Verse Daily, and his reviews have been featured by 32 Poems, AGNI Online, The Los Angeles Review, Mid-American Review, The Rumpus, and Southern Humanities Review.

Brandon is a reader for Orison Books, a 2017 BOAAT Retreat Fellow, and served as the assistant poetry editor for an issue of Tahoma Literary Review. He also works as a freelance copywriter, public relations professional, and social media strategist for businesses and authors worldwide."

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JORDAN RICE: "Jordan Rice is the author of Constellarium (Orison Books, 2016), a 2017 Kate Tufts Award Finalist. Her poems have recently been published by Academy of American Poets, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere, and anthologized in Writing the Walls Down, Troubling the Line, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume V, Best New Poets, and Best of the Web.

Her work was selected for the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, the Yellowwood Poetry Prize from Yalobusha Review, the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review, and the Milton-Kessler Memorial Prize from Harpur Palate. Rice received an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University, where she served as Associate Editor for New Issues Poetry & Prose and as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Third Coast Magazine."