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Poetry Night with Jared Harél, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Joseph O. Legaspi

Date: Sept. 8th at 7pm
In-person: 8163 Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens

Let's celebrate Jared Harél's latest poetry collection, Let Our Bodies Change the Subject, with fellow Queens' poets Rosebud Ben-Oni and Joseph O. Legaspi!

Free to RSVP here!


About the poets:

Jared Harél is the author of Let Our Bodies Change the Subject, which was selected by Kwame Dawes as the Winner of the 2022 Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry (University of Nebraska Press, 2023) and Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018.) He’s been awarded the ‘Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize’ from American Poetry Review, as well as the ‘William Matthews Poetry Prize’ from Asheville Poetry Review. An editorial board member and co-curator for Queensbound – a collaborative audio project – Harél’s poems have recently appeared in such journals as 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Electric Literature, Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day, The Southern Review and The Sun.


Rosebud Ben-Oni is the author of several collections of poetry, including If This Is the Age We End Discovery (March 2021), which won the Alice James Award and was a Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She has received fellowships and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, CantoMundo and Queens Council on the Arts. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets’ Tin House, Guernica, Electric Literature, among others. In 2023, she received a Café Royal Cultural Foundation grant to write The Atomic Sonnets, a full-length poetry collection based on her chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets (Black Warrior Review, 2020). In January 2023, she performed at Carnegie Hall on International Holocaust Memorial Day, as part “We Are Here: Songs From The Holocaust.”


Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the collections Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and the chapbooks Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). He cofounded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a national organization serving generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.

Event date: 
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
Let Our Bodies Change the Subject (The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) By Jared Harél Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496237293
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2023

Turn Around BRXGHT XYXS By Rosebud Ben-Oni Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998935898
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Published: Get Fresh Books Publishing, a Nonprofit Corp - September 1st, 2019

Subways By Joseph O. Legaspi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492173403
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 26th, 2013