Local writers whose works will be featured include published and acclaimed poets such as Zilka Joseph and Salim Peeradina.
Zilka Joseph was nominated twice for a Pushcart, and was awarded a Zell Fellowship and the Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship from the University of Michigan. Her poems have appeared or will be appearing in Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, Mantis, Review Americana, Gastronomica. and in anthologies such as Cheers To Muses: Works by Asian American Women. Lands I Live In and What Dread, her chapbooks, were nominated for a PEN America award and a Pushcart respectively. Her new book Sharp Blue Search of Flame was published by Wayne State University Press. She teaches creative writing workshops, and is an independent editor and manuscript coach. http://www.zilkajoseph.com