Voyages: Book Release Party for Poets Cooper-Novack and Cuello
March 2, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In We Might As Well Be Underwater, by Gemma Cooper-Novack speakers search for and map the limits of what they can do when travelling and when being compelled to stand still.
Hunt, by Jessica Cuello, revisits Moby Dick from the viewpoint of the whale and the women left behind.
About Gemma Cooper-Novack
Gemma Cooper-Novack’s debut poetry collection We Might As Well Be Underwater was published by Unsolicited Press in 2017. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in more than twenty journals and nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes and a Best of the Net Award. Her plays have been produced in Chicago, Boston, and New York. Gemma was a runner-up for the 2016 James Jones First Novel Fellowship; she has been awarded artist’s residencies from Catalonia to Virginia and a grant from the Barbara Deming Fund. She diablogs on sinnerscreek.com. Gemma is a doctoral student in Literacy Education at Syracuse University.
About Jessica Cuello
Jessica Cuello’s first book, Pricking, was published by Tiger Bark Press in 2016. Her second collection, Hunt, was the winner of The 2016 Washington Prize from The Word Works and will appear in March 2017. Jessica is also the author of the chapbooks My Father’s Bargain (2015), By Fire (2013), and Curie (2011). She was the winner of The 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize, a winner of LUMINA’s poetry contest (selected by Carolyn Forché), the recipient of a 2015 Saltonstall Writing Fellowship and the recipient of the 2014 Decker Award from Hollins University for outstanding teaching.