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Xandria Phillips Poetry Reading

02/17/2018 - 2:00pm

Xandria Phillips is the author of Reasons For Smoking, which won the 2016 Seattle Review chapbook contest judged by Claudia Rankine. She'll be reading from and signing her new chapbook. She hails from rural Ohio where she was raised on corn and inherited her grandmother’s fear of open water. Xandria received her BA from Oberlin College, and her MFA from Virginia Tech. Xandria is Winter Tangerine's associate poetry editor, the poetry editor for Honeysuckle Press, and the curator of Love Letters to Spooks, a literary space for Black people. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and Callaloo. Xandria’s poetry is present or forthcoming in Best New Poets (2016), Bettering American Poetry (2016), Beloit Poetry Journal, The Journal, Nashville Review, Nepantla, Ninth Letter Online, The Offing, and elsewhere. She is currently based in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Nicholas Nichols.

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402