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Reading: Suzanne Parker & Mary-Kim Arnold {Nyack, NY}

  • 95 1/2 Main Street Nyack NY (map)

Hosted by River River Writers Circle

Suzanne Parker is a poet, non-fiction writer, editor, and writing teacher/coach. Her chapbook Feed was a winner of the Sunken Gardens Poetry Chapbook Award and was published in summer 2016 by Tupelo Press. Her poetry collection, Viral, was a winner of the Kinereth Gensler Book Award and was published by Alice James Books in 2013. Her poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Hunger Mountain, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Rattapallax, and elsewhere. About Viral, Suzanne has said: "The book focuses on homophobia, technology, and bullying as realized through the tragedy of the suicide of Tyler Clementi, the gay Rutger's University student who took his own life after having his privacy violated by his roommate. I very much want this book to start conversations and reach an audience that needs to know they are not alone."

Mary-Kim Arnold is a poet, writer, and visual artist. Litany for the Long Moment, her book-length experimental essay exploring her identity as a daughter, an adoptee, and a Korean-American, was selected by Carla Harryman for the 2016 Essay Press Prize. Other writings have appeared in Hyperallergic, The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Adopted from Korea and raised in New York, she lives in Rhode Island with her husband and children.

River River gratefully acknowledges the support of our state and local arts funding agencies for our 2018 readings series. Rockland Decentralization Project Grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.