Tues, April 5 | 6pm — 8pm

Cornelia St Cafe
29 Cornelia St.
New York, NY

The White Swallow Reading Series presents poets featured in Lambda Literary’s Poetry Spotlight:

Steven Cordova, Alex Dimitrov, Jameson Fitzpatrick, David Groff, Matthew Hittinger, Joy Ladin, Timothy Liu, and Ocean Vuong

Hosted by Sylvia Plaid. $7 cover includes a house drink.

Steven Cordova‘s first full-length book of poems, Long Distance, was released in 2010. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, and a short story is forthcoming in Ambientes: New Queer Latino Fiction (University of Wisconsin Press) and an essay in The Other Latino (University of Arizona Press). He lives in Brooklyn.

Alex Dimitrov is the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Yale Review, Boston Review, New York Quarterly, and Best New Poets 2009. He works at the Academy of American Poets and frequently writes for Poets & Writers magazine.

Jameson Fitzpatrick is an editorial assistant at Barrow Street magazine and a poetry editor for LambdaLiterary.org. He lives in New York.

Matthew Hittinger lives in Astoria and manages a team of receptionistas (or receptioninjas depending on the day) at a secretive hedge fund in midtown. He’s the author of the chapbooks Narcissus Resists, Platos de Sal, and Pear Slip, which won the Spire 2006 Chapbook Award . You can read more of his work and follow his blog at www.matthewhittinger.com.

Joy Ladin, the David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English at Stern College of Yeshiva University, is the author of four books of poetry: Alternatives to History, The Book of Anna, Transmigration (a finalist for a 2009 Lambda Literary Award), Psalm, and Coming to Life. Ladin, the first openly trans employee at an Orthodox Jewish institution, is also the author of Who Will Be: A Woman Caught in the Act of Becoming, a yet-unpublished collection of essays reflecting on transsexual transition.

Timothy Liu is the author of eight books of poems, most recently Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse. He lives in Manhattan .

Ocean Vuong is the author of Burnings (Sibling Rivalry Press). His poems have received an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Beatrice Dubin Rose Award, the Connecticut Poetry Society’s Al Savard Award, as well as four Pushcart Prize nominations. Poems appear in Word Riot, Diode, Lantern Review, SOFTBLOW, Asia Literary Review, and PANK, among others. He lives in Brooklyn.


The White Swallow, a queerish reading series in Manhattan’s West Village, features emerging and established poets and fiction writers. Hosted monthly by Angelo Nikolopoulos.


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