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Bronislava Volkova reads "Old women are invisible in our spheres," "Another end has come to visit my home," and "The soft pliancy of water."

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Austin Davis reads "Lotus and Insomnia," "Morning Swim," and poem VIII from Act 3 of his book Compulsive Swim.


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Erica Anderson-Senter reads "Portrait of a Summer Night: A Mother Highlighted," "A Glossary of River Words - A story of loss," and "How to Leave a Chicago Bar after a Panic Attack Around 11 AM."


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Tony Brewer reads "Lethal Aid," "Fractured," and "Byproduct of Divorce #87: The Laundromat."

July 23, 2023


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Lisa Kwong reads "Childhood Fade in Litany," "I Sing to Myself While Driving to Indianapolis Airport," and "S'mores and Smoke."

July 16, 2023


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Michael Luis Dauro reads selections from his poem "Woman With No Name."

July 9, 2023


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Austin Davis reads "Lotus and Hallucinations" from his book Lotus and the Apocalypse.

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Patsy Rahn reads "Books," "Evolution," "Ode to Joy," "In this Moment of Good Night," and "The Package."

June 18, 2023


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Hiromi Yoshida reads "Mother of Icarus" and "Lunch Hour."

June 11, 2023


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Emily Bobo reads "The Tale about the Land of Cockaigne." The original version of this tale is a brag where each line is a bigger lie about how great the Land of Cockaigne was.

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Bronislava Volkova reads "Dog" and "Farewell to My Sweet Kushi" from her 2023 book Where Everyone Leaves Never to Return.

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Lisa Kwong reads "An AppalAsian Finds Home in Bloomington, Indiana" and "Searching for Wonton Soup."

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Michael Luis Dauro reads selections from the "Woman With No Name."

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Emily Bobo reads her re-telling of a fairytale about how some children watched their father slaughter a pig, then imitated him in play.

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Austin Davis reads from his book Compulsive Swim: "Layla and Her Kids" and "Act 3 poem VI," plus a new poem "healing is lonely."

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Hiromi Yoshida reads "Icarus Superstar," "Icarus Ekphrasis," and "Icarus | Epicanthus."

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Nancy Chen Long reads “Your Brain Doesn’t Contain Memories—It is Memories,” "Narrative is the Native Tongue of the Brain," and "Echo."

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March 26, 2023


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Austin Davis reads from his latest book Compulsive Swim: "Act 1 poem I," "Act 1 poem VII," and "Act 2 poem III."

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