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giovanni singleton, Lynn Xu, and Joshua Edwards

Three! amazing! poets! It's gonna be great!

giovanni singleton's debut poetry collection, Ascension, a California Book Award, and her new book, AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper, was recently published by Canarium Books. Her work has appeared in What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in AmericaBest American Experimental WritingInquiring MindAngles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology, and elsewhere, and has also been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute’s American Jazz Museum, San Francisco’s first Visual Poetry and Performance Festival, and on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.She was the 2015-16 Visiting Assistant Professor in the creative writing programs at New Mexico State University and currently coordinates the Lunch Poems reading series at UC Berkeley.

Lynn Xu is the author of Debts & Lessons, which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Foundation. She's a professor in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago and she co-edits Canarium Books.

Joshua Edwards is the author of several books of poetry, including Imperial NostalgiasArchitecture for Travelers, and Castles and Islands. He lives in West Texas and Chicago, where he works as a bookseller, teaches poetry at the University of Chicago, and directs Canarium Books.