Back to All Events

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Book Shop. With Kamilah Aisha Moon and Declan Ryan.

Kamilah Aisha Moon's work has been featured widely, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Poem-A-Day for the Academy of American Poets, Oxford American and Prairie Schooner. A Pushcart Prize winner, her poetry collection She Has a Name (Four Way Books) was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle. Moon has taught English and Creative Writing for many organizations and institutions, most recently as a Visiting Professor at Rutgers-Newark. Featured nationally in conferences and venues that include the Library of Congress, she has been selected as a New American Poet presented by the Poetry Society of America. Moon holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and her next poetry collection is forthcoming in 2017 from Four Way Books.

Declan Ryan was born in Mayo, Ireland and lives in London, England. His debut pamphlet was published in the Faber New Poets series in 2014 and his poems, essays and reviews have featured in many journals including Poetry, TLS, Poetry London and The Palm Beach Effect: Reflections on Michael Hofmann (CB Editions). He works at King's College, London where he edits, an online journal of poetry and poetry criticism. He is a contributing editor at Ambit.

Joshua Mehigan is a current Guggenheim Fellow. His first book, The Optimist, was a finalist for the 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second, Accepting the Disaster, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014 and subsequently cited as a best book of the year in the TLS, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. His poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry, which awarded him its 2013 Levinson Prize.