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Welcome to the 2021 Get Lit! Virtual Festival
Saturday, April 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Milkweed Poets

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This event features four unique and award-winning voices in contemporary poetry, all of whom have been published by Milkweed Editions, a small publishing press located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, whose essay collection World of Wonders was published by Milkweed in 2020, has also written award-winning poetry that has appeared in New York Times Magazine and Best American Poetry. Michael Kleber-Diggs’s debut poetry collection, Worldly Things, won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize and will be published in June 2021. Brooke Matson and Kathryn Smith’s collections both won The Jake Adam York Prize, in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

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avatar for Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (neh-ZOO / koo-mah / tah-TILL) is the author of a book of nature essays, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Astonishments, which was named a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in non-fiction, and award-winning poetry collections, most recently... Read More →
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Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith is a poet and mixed media artist based in Spokane, WA. She is the author of Self-Portrait with Cephalopod, winner of the 2019 Jake Adam York Prize, as well as the collection Book of Exodus and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin, winner of the 2018 Open... Read More →
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Brooke Matson

Brooke Matson is a poet, book artist, and the 2016 recipient of the Artist Trust GAP award and Centrum residency. Her first collection of poems, The Moons, was published by Blue Begonia Press in 2012; her second, In Accelerated Silence, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the Jake... Read More →
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Michael Kleber-Diggs

Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. His debut poetry collection, Worldly Things, won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize and will be published by Milkweed Editions in June, 2021. Michael’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poem-a-Day, Poetry Northwest... Read More →


Saturday April 17, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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