Join Pigeon Pages for their March reading, featuring Sarah Harris Wallman, Kukuwa Ashun, Sasha Debevec-McKenney, and Suzanne Highland, hosted by Alisson Wood.
You can always find them in their online nest at www.pigeonpagesnyc.com or on social media @pigeonpagesnyc.
ABOUT YOUR READERS
Sarah Harris Wallman grew up in Nashville, TN, though she has also lived in Arkansas, Brooklyn, and Glastonbury, UK (that's where King Arthur was buried). Her work has won awards ranging from the Tucson Literary Festival fiction prize to a party by Prada. She will be reading from her new collection, Senseless Women, the winner of the 2019 Juniper Prize. A starred review in Publisher's Weekly calls the collection "bewitching and macabre." She currently teaches in the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kukuwa Ashun is a progeny of Ghanaian immigrants. As a second-year fiction student, her work is informed by identity formation in coming-of-age Black women, environmental injustices in low-income communities, girlhood/womanhood in Ghana, and social exclusion across race, gender, class, creed, and mobility. You can find her recent contributions on NYU's Washington Square Review.
Suzanne Highland is a queer poet from Sarasota, Florida. She has a BA in English from Florida State University and an MFA from Hunter College, where she was one of the recipients of the 2016 Miriam Weinberg Richter Award. She has also received support from the 92nd Street Y, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Brooklyn Poets, where she was a fellow in the summer of 2018. In 2019, she was a semifinalist for the Submerging Writers Fellowship from Fear No Lit. Suzanne's work appears or is forthcoming in Apogee Journal, Nat. Brut, Redivider, and Willow Springs, among others. She teaches writing to public high school students and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her at www.suzannehighland.com and @emotingsweater.
Sasha Debevec-McKenney was born in Hartford, Connecticut and attended Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was the 2018 Rona Jaffe Fellow in Creative Writing at New York University, where she is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Alisson Wood’s writing has been published in places including The New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. A graduate of NYU, she is a Professor of Creative Writing for undergraduates at her alma mater and teaches Creative Nonfiction at Sackett Street. She is the founder & editor of Pigeon Pages. You can find her online at alissonwood.com or on Twitter at @literaryTSwift. Her memoir, Being Lolita, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books (Macmillan) on August 4th, 2020.
ABOUT PIGEON PAGES
Pigeon Pages is a literary space where emerging and established writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to nest together. We seek to champion voices that are not always allowed to sing loudly. The reading series acts as a physical space to host our diverse writers, and the online literary journal is a supportive platform accessible anywhere and to all. Pigeon Pages NYC showcases established and emerging voices in literature side by side.