Celebrating the Visiting Teaching Artists of Forms & Features (Virtual)

Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 6 – 7 pm

61 W. Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654

Online | Registration Required

Join us for a virtual reading featuring 2023 Forms & Features Visiting Teaching Artists Gabriela Denise Frank, Naoko Fujimoto, Nathan Xavier Osorio, and Sarah Ann Winn. Forms & Features is the Poetry Foundation’s series of free online creative writing workshops for adults.

Gabriela Denise Frank (she/her) is a transdisciplinary artist, editor, educator, and  creative consultant whose work expands from the page into the sonic, visual, and experiential. Her writing and visual art appear in True Story, BOMB, Northwest Review, Bayou, New Delta Review, The Rumpus, the Smart Set, and elsewhere. She serves as a public arts commissioner, youth mentor, and the creative nonfiction editor and managing editor of Crab Creek Review.

Naoko Fujimoto (she/her) was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, and studied at Nanzan Junior College. She was an exchange student at Indiana University, where she earned a BA and an MA. Her poetry collections include We Face the Tremendous Meat on the Teppan, winner of the C&R Press Summer Tide Pool Chapbook Award; Where I Was Born, winner of the editor's choice by Willow Books; Glyph: Graphic Poetry=Trans; Sensory; and four chapbooks. She is a RHINO associate and translation editor, a Tupelo Quarterlytranslation editor, and a Bread Loaf Translation Scholarship recipient.

Nathan Xavier Osorio’s (he/him) debut full-length poetry collection, Querida, was selected by Shara McCallum as the winner of the 2024 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press. He is the author of The Last Town Before the Mojave, selected by Oliver De la Paz for the Poetry Society of America’s 2021 Chapbook Fellowship. His poetry, translations, and essays have also appeared in BOMB, The Offing, Boston Review, Public Books, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. His writing and teaching have been supported by fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Kenyon Review, and the Poetry Foundation. He is a PhD candidate in literature and creative/critical writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Sarah Ann Winn (she/her) is the author of Alma Almanac , winner of the Barrow Street Book Prize. She has written five chapbooks, including Ever After the End Matter. Her writing has appeared in Five Points, theKenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Nashville Review, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. In 2015, she founded Poet Camp, a creative community where she hosts online classes and writing retreats. She received a MISA Excellence in Teaching Fellowship from the Loft Literary Center.

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