September 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us for the first Rutgers-Newark KGB reading of the 2019-2020 year! We'll be hearing from recent alum Ananda Lima, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, and Caroline Schmidt.

Ananda Lima’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review,, The Kenyon Review Online, Colorado Review, Rattle, The Common, Hobart, Jubilat and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. She had served as the poetry judge for the AWP Kurt Brown Prize, as staff at the Sewanee Writers conference and as a mentor in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program. She has taught at UCLA, Montclair State University and Rutgers University. Her chapbook, Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019), won the 2018 Vella Chapbook Contest.

Ana Portnoy Brimmer is a Puerto Rican poet and performer, writer and ARTivist. She holds a BA and an MA in English (Literature) from the University of Puerto Rico, and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Rutgers University-Newark. Her chapbook manuscript, To Love An Island, is the winner of YesYes Book's 2019 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, forthcoming in March 2020. Ana is a 2019 Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of the Net nominee; and a fellow and/or alumna of VONA, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Under The Volcano, Moko Writers' Workshop and Las Dos Brujas Writing Workshop. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, Gulf Coast, Foundry Journal, sx salon, Huizache, Anomaly, Centro Journal, among others.

Caroline Schmidt is a 2017 graduate of Emory University and a current MFA candidate in fiction at Rutgers University-Newark. A fictionist and poet from Phoenix, Arizona, she is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Stadler Center for Poetry.