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Writer's Voice Reading, Sasha Pimentel, Poetry

Monday, Apr. 16, 2018, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Zingg Recital Hall (ARTS 150)
Free & Open to the Public

Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, Sasha Pimentel is the author of For Want of Water: and other poems (Beacon Press, 2017), selected by Gregory Pardlo as a winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series. For Want of Water is also winner of the 2017 Helen C. Smith Memorial Award and was longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Open Book Award. Her poems and essays have recently appeared in such places as The New York Times Sunday Magazine, PBS News Hour, The American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers and She's also the author of Insides She Swallowed (West End Press, 2010), winner of the 2011 American Book Award. She's an Associate Professor in a bilingual (Spanish-English) MFA Program to students from across the Americas at the University of Texas at El Paso, on the border of Ciudad Juárez, México. She will be the holder of the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature at Leipzig University, Germany for the winter 2018-2019 term.

The reading will be followed by a Q & A and author book-signing.

Funding for this reading has been provided by the Department of English, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural and Gender Studies, and the Humanities Center.

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For more information about the reading, contact Jeanne E. Clark,, 530.898.6457.