Join Pigeon Pages for their January reading, featuring Hannah Bae, Peach Kander, Olivia Worden, and Shira Erlichman with her debut poetry book Odes to Lithium.
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
Shira Erlichman is a poet, musician, and visual artist. She was born in Israel and immigrated to the US when she was six. Her poems explore recovery –– of language, of home, of mind –– and value the "scattered wholeness" of healing. She earned her BA at Hampshire College and has been awarded the James Merrill Fellowship by the Vermont Studio Center, the Visions of Wellbeing Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe, as well as a residency by the Millay Colony. Her work has been featured in Buzzfeed Reader, The Rumpus, PBS NewsHour’s Poetry Series, The Huffington Post, The Seattle Times, and The New York Times, among others. Her debut poetry book, Odes to Lithium, came out in September 2019. She is also the author and illustrator of the picture book Be/Hold. When not on tour, she lives in Brooklyn where she teaches writing and creates.
Hannah Bae is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer whose work has been published in the anthology “(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation on Mental Health” and “The Monocle Travel Guide to Seoul," as well as news outlets including CNN, Monocle, Eater, The Associated Press and more. She is focused on stories about Korean American culture and identity, and she is at work on a memoir. She recently completed an Open City fellowship in narrative nonfiction at the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and she was the president of Asian American Journalists Association's New York chapter from 2017-2019. You can find her on Twitter at @hanbae and on Instagram at @hannahbae.
Peach Kander is a queer poet and current MFA candidate in poetry at NYU. Sometimes they go to karaoke to sing classic pop songs in the style of Bob Dylan. Poems can be found in Peach Mag, Landfill Journal, Fugue, and dirt child, vol. 1, and other creative property can be found in the Sephora archives.
Olivia Worden was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Massachusetts. The recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, she is a multi-genre writer and has taught creative writing at the Westchester County Correctional Facility, The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and Pace University. Her work has appeared in CutBank, Post Road, Pilgrimage, and other publications.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Alisson Wood’s writing has been published in places including The New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. She won the inaugural Breakout 8 Writers Prize, chosen by Alexander Chee, Hannah Tinti, and Tracey O’Neill on behalf of Epiphany magazine and the Author’s Guild. 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, an online literary journal and NYC reading series. You can find her online at alissonwood.com or on Twitter at @literaryTSwift. Her memoir, Being Lolita, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in 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.