A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event, Muse/A Journal celebrates award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets: Cortney Lamar Charleston, Mia Kang, Shamar Hill & Jihyun Yun. Book signing and reception after the event.
Mia Kang writes poems and other perversions. Named the 2017 winner of Boston Review’s Annual Poetry Contest by Mónica de la Torre, her writing has appeared in journals including POETRY, Washington Square Review, Narrative Magazine, and PEN America. A Brooklyn Poets Fellow and runner-up for the 2019 and 2017 Discovery Poetry Contests, she is a recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ 2016 Catalina Páez and Seumas MacManus Award, among others. Mia is a PhD student in the history of art at Yale University, where she studies the contested rise of multiculturalism and its failures.
Cortney Lamar Charleston's poems have appeared in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, New England Review, Granta and The Nation. A Pushcart Prize-winning poet, Charleston has received a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His debut full-length poetry collection, Telepathologies, was selected by D.A. Powell for the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and released in March 2017. His second full-length collection, Doppelgangbanger, will be published in Fall 2020 by Haymarket Books.
Jihyun Yun is a Korean-American poet from California. A Fulbright research fellow, she received her BA from UC Davis and her MFA from New York University. Her work has been published in Narrative Magazine, Adroit Journal, Poetry Northwest and elsewhere. A Winner of the Prairie Schooner Poetry Prize, her book SOME ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY is forthcoming with University of Nebraska Press in September 2020.
Shamar Hill, a Cave Canem Fellow, is the recipient of numerous awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a scholarship from Fine Arts Work Center. He has been published or has work forthcoming in: Poetry Northwest, Washington Square Review, Day One, Southern Humanities Review, and Kenyon Review Online. He is working on a memoir, In Defiance of All True Things and a poetry collection, Photographs of an Imagined Childhood.