Join us for a poetry reading to celebrate the release of Yaguareté White by Diego Báez, featuring Laura Cresté, Tracy Fuad, and C.E. Wallace. Hosted by Rosebud Ben-Oni.
Diego Báez is a poet, book critic, and educator. He is the author of Yaguareté White (Univ. Arizona, 2024), a finalist for The Georgia Poetry Prize and a semi-finalist for the Berkshire Prize for Poetry. Poems, book reviews, and essays have appeared online and in print. He lives in Chicago and teaches at the City Colleges.
Rosebud Ben-Oni is the author of several collections of poetry, including If This is the Age We End Discovery (Alice James Books, 2021), which won the Alice James Award and was a Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. In May 2022, Paramount commissioned her video essay “My Judaism is a Wild Unplace" for a national campaign for Jewish Heritage Month. In January 2023, she performed at Carnegie Hall on International Holocaust Memorial Day, as part “We Are Here: Songs From The Holocaust.” Among other projects, she is currently working on a commission from the Museum of Jewish Heritage— A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in NYC.
Laura Cresté is the author of You Should Feel Bad, winner of a 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, selected and introduced by Stephanie Burt. A 2021-2022 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she has been awarded residencies and scholarships from Monson Arts, the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Community of Writers. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Yale Review's "Poem of the Week" series, Bennington Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She lives in western Massachusetts.
Tracy Fuad’s second book of poetry, PORTAL, won the 2023 Phoenix Emerging Poets Prize and is forthcoming in February 2024 with the University of Chicago Press. A 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Fuad’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Yale Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere, and have been translated into Kurdish, Turkish, German, and Spanish. She lives in Berlin, where she teaches poetry at the Berlin Writers’ Workshop.
C.E. Wallace is a Paraguayan-born poet and musician based in New York. By day, she runs a school for migrant children awaiting reunification with their families in the U.S. By night, she writes, creates, and makes music with her husband and very spoiled cat. Her first book, "Juego de Palabras," is now available in Spain, Mexico, and Colombia from Valparaíso Ediciones.