On Feb. 20, The Georgia Review will host an evening of poetry and fiction featuring Carmen Giménez Smith and Tiphanie Yanique. Open free to the public, this event will take place in the Ciné Lab at 6 p.m., with a book signing to follow. Copies of the poets’ books and The Georgia Review will be available for purchase.
Giménez Smith’s most recent book, Be Recorder (Graywolf, 2019), was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry.
Born in New York, Giménez Smith is the daughter of South American immigrants. A Fellow and now co-director of the literary organization CantoMundo, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English from San Jose State University and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Yanique is the author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning (Riverhead, 2014), which was chosen as a Best Book of 2014 by NPR and winner of the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. Her debut collection of stories, How to Escape from a Leper Colony (Graywolf, 2010), won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35.
Ciné is located at 234 W. Hancock Ave.
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