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An Evening with TriQuarterly, an official Brooklyn Book Festival event

September 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

About this event

Join TriQuarterly Books and TriQuarterly magazine on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 PM Eastern for an evening of poetry! With readings from Mary Jo Bang, C. Russell Price, Brionne Janae, Megan Fernandes, Hannah Bonner, and Nadalyn Gwendolyn Ismatu Bangura. This event will be emceed by TriQuarterly Assistant Managing Editor Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya.




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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya a lesbian writer of short fiction, essays, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the managing editor of Autostraddle and the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly Magazine. Her queer horror novelette Helen House will be published by Burrow Press in October 2022, and she is a former Lambda Literary fellow.



MARY JO BANG is the author of eight books of poetry—including Elegy: Poems, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award—and the translator of Dante’s Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher, and Purgatorio. She has received a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. She teaches creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis.


C. RUSSELL PRICE is originally from Glade Spring, Virginia, but now lives in Chicago. They are a Lambda Fellow in Poetry, a Ragdale Fellow, a Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree, an essayist, and a poet. They are the author of a chapbook, Tonight, We Fuck the Trailer Park Out of Each Other. Their debut collection oh, you thought this was a date?!: Apocalypse Poems was published in June by Northwestern University Press. They currently serve on the curatorial board for The Ragdale Foundation and as a member of the editorial collective for The Anarchist Review of Books.


BRIONNE JANAE is the author of After Jubilee. Their poetry has appeared in PloughsharesAmerican Poetry Review, the Academy of American Poets Poem a Day, jubilat, the Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review, and Waxwing, among other publications.


MEGAN FERNANDES is a writer living in New York City. Fernandes has published in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Rattle, PANK, The Common, Guernica, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. Her most recent book of poetry, Good Boys, was published with Tin House Books in 2020. Her forthcoming collection, I Do Everything I’m Told, will also be published by Tin House Books in summer 2023. Fernandes is an Associate Professor of English and the Writer-in-Residence at Lafayette College where she teaches courses on poetry, environmental writing, and critical theory. She is a former Yaddo fellow, holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MFA in poetry from Boston University. In 2021, she was a book reviewer for the Poetry Foundation.


HANNAH BONNER’S poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Bear Review, Pigeon Pages, Rattle, The Hopkins Review, The Pinch Journal, The Vassar Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, TriQuarterly, and Two Peach. Her essays have appeared, or are forthcoming in, The Rumpus, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Den of Geek, The Essay Daily, and VIDA. She is currently a creative nonfiction MFA candidate at The University of Iowa.


NADALYN GWENDOLYN ISMATU BANGURA understands they have a very long name; they feel quite certain you can sound it out. Colorado raised and Chicago-based, Ismatu spends most of their days drinking tea and (lovingly) wishing the city was quieter. In addition to their first chapbook publication, they write extensively on the many conditions of love and the sticky nature of human connection; it thoroughly delights them to share with their online audiences. They have many fans, but none quite big as their sister and their cat, Lemon. You can find Ismatu at ismatu.gwendolyn across all socials.




Critics and readers have recognized TriQuarterly Books as an imprint of quality contemporary poetry and literary fiction since its founding in 1990. Named for TriQuarterly literary journal, TQ Books showcases the ever-evolving landscape of creative verse and distinctive voices. Under the imprint, fiction writers and poets—among them Nikky Finney, Christine Schutt, A. E. Stallings, Patricia Smith, Bruce Weigl, and Angela Jackson—have published titles that have garnered the highest literary honors, including the National Book Award, the Whiting Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the American Book Award.



TriQuarterly is the literary magazine of Northwestern University. It is edited by students in the Litowitz MFA+MA Graduate Creative Writing Program and the MFA in Prose and Poetry in the School of Professional Studies. Alumni of these programs and other readers also serve as editorial staff. Available around the world, TriQuarterly has remained an international journal of writing, art, and cultural inquiry. TQ has created an online archive of its own history by publishing individual works from its past, sometimes with new accompanying comments by the writers. The Northwestern University Library has digitized the entire history of the journal.


September 29, 2022
6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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