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  • Chop Suey Books 2913 W. Cary Street Richmond (map)

Free & open to the public.

Join us for an evening of poetry with Sandra Beasley, Simeon Barry, and Cecily Eddings.  

Sandra Beasley is author of three poetry collections: Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, and two DCCAH Artist Fellowships. She is also the author of the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at the University of Tampa.

Simeon Berry lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.  He has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares and received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant.  His first book, Ampersand Revisited (Fence Books), won the 2013 National Poetry Series, and his second book, Monograph (University of Georgia Press), won the 2014 National Poetry Series.

Cecily Iddings’s first book is Everyone Here (Octopus Books, 2014).
Her poems have appeared in journals including Atlas Review, Horse Less Review, jubilat, Sixth Finch, Spinning Jenny, Spork Press, and the Volta. She graduated from the writing workshops at the University of Georgia and University of Massachusetts–Amherst. She lives and teaches in Brooklyn.