Join us for the launch of Epiphany magazine's latest issue, with readings from Lisa Chen, Nick Fuller Googin, Brynne Rebele-Henry, Rasheeda Saka, and Evan Gill Smith.
Lisa Chen is the author of a book of poems, Mouth (Kaya Press), and received a 2018 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. She was recently a resident with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Brick, Guernica, The Common and AGNI. She was born in Taipei and now lives in Brooklyn.
Nick Fuller Googins’s fiction has been read on NPR’s All Things Considered, and has appeared in The Southern Review, Ecotone, Narrative, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program and recipient of a fellowship at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers. He lives some of the time in Los Angeles and some of the time in Maine. In his spare time, he installs solar panels and knocks on doors to remind people to vote for the good guys. He recently completed his first novel.
Brynne Rebele-Henry’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in such journals as Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly, The American Poetry Review, and Blackbird, among others. Her writing has won numerous awards, including the 2015 Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America and a 2017 Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner. Her first poetry book, Fleshgraphs, appeared with Nightboat Books in 2016. Her second poetry book, Autobiography of a Wound, won the AWP Donald Hall Poetry Prize, and came out with the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2018. Her first YA novel, Orpheus Girl, is forthcoming with Soho Press in 2020.
Rasheeda Saka is currently an undergraduate at Princeton University studying English literature with minors in creative writing and Spanish. She was 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize honoree. In the past, she has studied fiction with Neel Mukherjee, Angela Flournoy, and Kirstin Quade.
Evan Gill Smith’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Washington Square Review, Prelude, Horsethief, and No, Dear. He produces poetry videos for the series Poeta on 8-Ball TV and also performs in several musical projects. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches writing at CUNY.