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Book Launch Event with Sebastián H. Páramo and Stevie Edwards, with poet A. H. Jerriod Avant

October 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Join Northwestern University Press poets Sebastián H. Páramo, author of Portrait of Us Burning, and Stevie Edwards, author of quiet armor as they launch their new poetry collections at Deep Vellum Bookstore in Dallas, TX! Also at the event will be poet A. H. Jerriod Avant, who will be reading along with Stevie and Sebastián.

STEVIE EDWARDS is a lecturer in the Department of English at Clemson University and poetry editor of the South Carolina Review. Her books and chapbooks include Sadness WorkshopHumanly, and Good Grief, and her poems have appeared in PoetryAmerican Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

SEBASTIÁN H. PÁRAMO has published poems in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-DayNew England Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He is the founding editor of The Boiler and serves as poetry editor for Deep Vellum. He lives in Texas.

A. H. Jerriod Avant is the author of Muscadine, forthcoming in 2023 from Four Way Books. He is from Longtown, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University, Avant has earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. He’s a recipient of support from Vermont Studio Center, the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, and Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. Avant has received two winter poetry fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a 2019 emerging artist grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. He curated a special series of Poem-a-Day from August 17–August 28, 2020 and serves as a teaching fellow in English at Wesleyan University.


October 15, 2023
7:00 pm–9:00 pm


Deep Vellum Bookstore
3000 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226 United States
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