Poetry-in-the-Round hosts acclaimed poet Sarah Gambito on Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of the University Center.
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Loves You (Persea Books, 2019), Delivered (Persea Books, 2009), and Matadora (Alice James Books, 2004).
About her poetry, Publisher's Weekly writes:
Gambito evokes a carnival of multiethnic references, intuitive leaps and fiery existential queries . . . Gambito also excels in one-line stanzas, in long knockout titles ("A Borderless Ethos Would Please Everyone") and in dreamy one-paragraph prose poems. Yet if such forms make her seem solitary or disconnected, her topics make her memories, and her loyalties, multiply clear: "You were born here. I was born there."
Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, POETRY, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, and other journals. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the Literary Arts Program at Brown University. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, the Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts from the Asian American Arts Alliance, and grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. She is an associate professor of English and director of creative writing at Fordham University. She is also the co-founder of Kundiman, a nonprofit organization serving writers and readers of Asian American literature.
The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
About the Series:
Poetry-in-the-Round has brought some of the best contemporary writers from around the world to Seton Hall University for the past three decades. Some of those visitors have included Karen Russell, Ben Lerner, Dinaw Mengestu, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Jonathan Franzen, Heidi Julavits, Jenny Offill, Helen Phillips, Ben Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Nadine Gordimer, Jamaica Kincaid, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and up-and-coming new writers to the attention of Seton Hall students and the community.