Victoria Redel and Paige Ackerson-Kiely will read their most recent books of poetry. Heaven and Painfully, a rampart rises will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.
Victoria Redel is a first-generation American author of four books of poetry and five books of fiction, the most recent of which is the collection of poetry, Heaven (2022) and the novel First of all (2017) Victoria’s work has been widely anthologized, awarded and translated into ten languages. Her first novel, Lover (2001) was adapted for a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Redel’s short stories, poetry and essays have appeared in Granta, The New York Timesthe Los Angeles Times, Bomb, A story, Salmagundi, O and NOON among many others. She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center. Victoria is a professor in the graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.
Paige Ackerson-Kiely is the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent of which Painfully, a rampart rises (Penguin 2019). She is director of the MFA in Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York.