Mark your calendars! On September 18th Sunday Salon returns for the fall season to welcome four outstanding writers and poets to the stage. Join us after your trek to the Brooklyn Book Festival to celebrate beautiful new books and relish an exquisite union of prose and poetry. The fall kickoff event starts at 7pm at Jimmys no. 43.
Natashia Deón is the recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship and was recently named one of L.A.'s "Most Fascinating People" by L.A. Weekly. A writer, lawyer and law professor, she is also the creator of the popular L.A.-based reading series Dirty Laundry Lit. Her writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, Buzzfeed, The Rattling Wall, B O D Y, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, Asian American Lit Review, and other places. Her debut novel, GRACE (Counterpoint Press) is out now.
Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU alumnus, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000 – 2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TEDxNashville Conference. Olio, his second collection, is out now (Wave Books). Jess is an Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island.
Angela Palm is the author of Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, an Indie Next selection and winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. Palm was awarded the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Axinn Foundation Fellowship in Narrative Nonfiction. Her work has been published in Ecotone, At Length Magazine, Brevity, Paper Darts, and elsewhere. She lives in Vermont, where she works as a developmental editor, and teaches creative writing at Champlain College and the New England Young Writers' Conference.
Patrick Rosal is the author of four books of poetry including the most recent collection Brooklyn Antediluvian, which Publishers Weekly calls “an earth-shattering performance.” His poems and essays have appeared in New England Review, Grantland, the New York Times, Best American Poetry and the Breakbeat Poets Anthology. A dynamic performer who has appeared in Europe, Africa, Asia and throughout the Americas, he is an Associate Professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers-Camden.