Safiya Sinclair will be giving the final reading of the season for the Pivot Reading Series at the Tranzac Club’s Tiki Room in Toronto.
On this evening of poetry, Ghanaian born, Jamaican-raised poet Kwame Dawes is joined by Jamaican-born and raised rising poet Safiya Sinclair. The two poets will, through their work, celebrate reggae music and pay tribute to one of its most acclaimed singer/songwriters, Robert Nestor Marley, the day before what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Fort Greene store:
Thursday, February 1, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Poetry Salon!
Featuring poets Hanif Abdurraqib, Natalie Eilbert, and Safiya Sinclair!
Hosted by Angel Nafis
Wine reception to follow
Created and hosted by poet and former Greenlight bookseller Angel Nafis, Greenlight’s Poetry Salon welcomes locally and nationally celebrated poets for an intense and joyful evening of wine, poetry, and performance. For February, the Salon is honored to host Hanif Abdurraqib, author of the essay collection They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us and the poetry collection The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award); Safiya Sinclair, author of the poetry collection Cannibal and winner of the Whiting Writer’s Award, among other honors; Natalie Eilbert, the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Prize, as well as the poetry collection, Swan Feast.
Safiya Sinclair will give a Master Lecture at St. Joseph's College.
Award-winning poets Safiya Sinclair and Shara McCallum kick off the 2017 Harrisburg Book Festival for an evening of spoken word to remember. With an introductory and closing musical performance from Harrisburg's own, Shawan Rice, Sinclair, and McCallum will perform selected poetry readings from their most recent collections — Cannibal and Madwoman. This event is proudly presented by Festival Sponsor Messiah College's School of Humanities.
Safiya Sinclair and Shara McCallum will be available to sign copies of their books immediately following the reading.
Safiya Sinclair was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), winner of a Whiting Award, the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and an ALA “Notable Book of the Year.” Sinclair is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California
Safiya Sinclair and Natalie Diaz will give a poetry reading and be in conversation. Moderated by Mitchell S. Jackson.
Safiya Sinclair and Bettina Judd: "On Black Feminist Poetics"
This event will feature poetry readings by two acclaimed contemporary poets, Safiya Sinclair and Bettina Judd, who will read from their debut collections. This reading will be followed by a conversation on the topics of Black feminist poetics, scientific racism, and the archive (themes which both authors treat at length).
PEN America is partnering with the Brooklyn Museum to present an evening of cocktails and conversation centering Caribbean women writers.
This evening, the first in our two-part series presents Elizabeth Nunez, Trinidadian-American novelist and distinguished professor of English at Hunter College–CUNY; Jamaican poet Safiya Sinclair; and Caribbean writer, poet, and essayist Tiphanie Yanique, in conversation.
- 6 pm Cocktail hour
- 7 pm Conversation with Elizabeth Nunez, Safiya Sinclair, and Tiphanie Yanique
- 8:15 pm Live jazz by Jazz Foundation of America
After a week of poems from 19 poets imagining ‘A New Colossus’ online, (92y.org/new-colossus), join the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and Poets House on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:30pm for our culminating event: an open-air reading featuring seven of the festival contributors:
The event is free and open to the public.
Safiya Sinclair reads from her debut collection, Cannibal.
Sinclair is the author of Cannibal, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in Poetry, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and named one of the American Library Association's Notable Books of the Year. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, Yaddo, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Kenyon Review, Granta, The Nation, Oxford American, and elsewhere. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in literarture and creative writing at the University of Southern California.
Hosted by Liberal Arts Department
Rising poet Safiya Sinclair will read from her award-winning poetry collection Cannibal (Nebraska Press, 2016), and discuss her inspiration. Safiya was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She received her MFA in Poetry at the University of Virginia, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.
Safiya Sinclair's book Cannibal will be available for sale.
National Poetry Month Reading Series
Whiting Award winner Safiya Sinclair reads from her debut collection of poems, Cannibal.
National Poetry Month celebration with Safiya Sinclair and friends
Whiting Award winner Safiya Sinclair reads from her debut collection, Cannibal. Safiya will be joined by a handful of Bay Area poets for a celebration of National Poetry Month
At the Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
A roundtable discussion with the visiting poets, Safiya Sinclair, Layli Long Soldier, and Tonya Foster, and the Yale Race & Innovative Poetics Working Group. Chaired by Camille Owens and Maryam Parhizkar at Beinecke Library.
For our AWP Spectacular, Literary Death Match heads to Black Cat in the nation's capital, as we team with with Painted Bride Quarterly for a magical night of literature, witticisms and enough absurdity to momentarily distract from the horrors happening over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Trust us when we say: this one's not to be missed.
Literary Merit: Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Gold Fame Citrus and Battleborn
Intangibles: Alexandra Petri, Washington Post blogger and columnist
* Roger Reeves
* Mitchell S. Jackson
* Safiya Sinclair
* Elena Passarello
On January 15, 2017, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., writers across the United States and in Europe will come together for Writers Resist, a “re- inauguration” of our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy. Writers Resist events, large and small, will be held in dozens of locations throughout the world.
READERS: William Archila, Aimee Bender, Ron Carlson, Victoria Chang, Geoff Dyer, Blas Falconer, Amy Gerstler, Dana Goodyear, Naomi Hirahara, Doug Kearney, Meme Kelly, Vandana Khanna, Michele Latiolais, Douglas Manuel, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Alicia Partnoy, Mona Simpson, Christine Schutt, Safiya Sinclair, Lynne Thompson, David Ulin, Vanessa Villarreal, and Amy Wilentz.