January 8, 2022 Reading with Indran Amirthanayagam and Kelly Bradley at Java Junction in Old Town Gaithersburg

5 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Indran Amirthanayagam writes in five languages. He has published 22 poetry books, including Isleño (R.I.L.Editores,2021)  Blue Window, translated by Jennifer Rathbun (Diálogos Books); Ten Thousand Steps Against the Tyrant (Broadstone Media, 2022); The Migrant States (Hanging Loose Press); Coconuts on MarsThe Elephants of Reckoning (winner 1994 Paterson Poetry Prize), Uncivil War; and The Splintered Face: Tsunami Poems. He edits the Beltway Poetry Quarterly and co-directs Poets & Writers Studio International. He has received fellowships from the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The US/Mexico Fund for Culture, and the Macdowell Colony. Powèt nan po la (Poet of the Port) and Isleño, will be published in early 2022. His books may be purchased from: https://www.broadstonebooks.com/shop/p/ten-thousand-steps-against-the-tyrant-poetry-by-indran-amirthanayagam (Ten Thousand Steps…) or https://www.lavenderink.org/site/books/indran-amirthanayagam/?v=76cb0a18730b (Blue Window)

Kelly Bradley is an artist, poet, songwriter and senior product manager in the Washington, DC area where she writes stories and creates apps based on data. Her first collection of poetry, “love, loss and the enormity of it all” published by FootHills Publishing, addresses themes of grief, joy, love, heartbreak and perseverance. Connect with Kelly via Instagram.

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