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2019 Open Mouth Poetry Festival: Diannely Antigua & Hyejung Kook

  • The Nines 546 West Center Street Fayetteville, AR, 72701 United States (map)

Join us for a reading by 2019 Poetry Festival features Diannely Antigua and Hyejung Kook, 5:00 PM at The Nines! Opening reading by Victoria Hudson. Free and open to the public.

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Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. Her debut collection Ugly Music was the winner of the YesYes Books Pamet River Prize. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she won the Jack Kerouac Creative Writing Scholarship and received her MFA at NYU where she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of additional fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. Her work has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her poems can be found in Washington Square Review, Bennington Review, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. Her heart is in Brooklyn.

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Hyejung Kook's poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit, Half Mystic Radio, The Massachusetts Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Hyphen Magazine, and Pleiades. Other works include an essay in The Critical Flame and a chamber opera libretto. Hyejung was born in Seoul, Korea and now lives in Kansas with her husband and their two young children. She is a Fulbright grantee and a Kundiman fellow.

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Victoria Hudson is an MFA candidate and recipient of a Lily Peters Fellowship at the University of Arkansas. Her poems are published or forthcoming in jubilat, the Dunes Review, and Fogged Clarity. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor at the Arkansas International.