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The Pigeon Pages NYC reading series nests monthly online via Zoom with McNally Jackson Books. This month, we are thrilled to host Terrance Hayes, Sharon Olds, and Jihyun Yun, hosted by Jiordan Castle. 

We showcase a dynamic and diverse group of writers for a literary evening each month, and are proud to be a platform for emerging writers while also celebrating the successes of local authors. Our readings are always free & open to the public. 


Terrance Hayes’s most recent publications include American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin (Penguin 2018) and To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight (Wave, 2018). To Float In The Space Between was winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2019 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism and a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism.  American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin won the Hurston/Wright 2019 Award for Poetry and was a finalist the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry, the 2018 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry, and the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Hayes is a Professor of English at New York University. 

Sharon Olds is the author of twelve books of poetry, including most recently Arias (2019), which was short-listed for the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize, and Odes (2016). Her 2012 collection Stag’s Leap won both the Pulitzer Prize and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize. Olds is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, where she helped to found workshop programs for residents of Coler-Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, and for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. She lives in New York City.

Jihyun Yun is a Korean American poet from the San Francisco Bay Area. Winner of the 2019 Prairie Schooner Prize in poetry, her debut collection Some Are Always Hungry was published by University of Nebraska Press in September 2020. A Fulbright research fellow, she received her MFA in poetry from New York University. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Adroit, Narrative Magazine, Poetry Northwest and elsewhere. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Jiordan Castle is the author of the 2020 chapbook All His Breakable Things. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, HuffPost, New Ohio Review, The New Yorker, Third Point Press, and elsewhere. She wears different feathers on the Pigeon Pages team and is a contributor to the LA-based quarterly food and culture magazine Compound Butter.


Event date: 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

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American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143133186
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - June 19th, 2018

Arias Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524711603
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

Some Are Always Hungry (The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496222183
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2020