NAACP Image Award-nominee Arisa White shares selections from poetry collections Hurrah's Nest and A Penny Saved. Karen Rigby reads selections from her book Chinoiserie.
The Huffington Post raves, "Chinoiserie
must be read slowly, and savored; it deserves that sort of attention, so alluring are its demands on the senses." Open reading follows
. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ARISA WHITE is a Cave Canem fellow and the author of the chapbooks Disposition for Shininess
and Post Pardon
as well as the full-length collections Hurrah's Nest
and A Penny Saved
. Her debut collection, Hurrah's Nest
, was nominated for a 44th NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the 82nd California Book Awards. Co-editor for HER KIND
, an online literary community powered by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and the editorial manager for Dance Studio Life
magazine, Arisa has received residencies, fellowships, or scholarships from Port Townsend Writers' Conference, Rose O'Neill Literary House, Hedgebrook, and others. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005, her poetry has been widely published and is featured on the recording WORD
with the Jessica Jones Quartet. Arisa is a native New Yorker, and lives in Oakland, CA, with her partner.
KAREN RIGBY, born in the Republic of Panama, is also the author of Savage Machinery and Festival Bone. She received a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, was a past resident at the Vermont Studio Center, and has been published in journals such as New England Review, FIELD, Poetry Daily, and Quarterly West, as well as anthologized in Best New Poets 2008, The Arcadia Project, and others. Rigby is currently a participant in the 2013 Flying House project, a collaboration between artists and writers.