Monday, October 23, 2006
108 S. 13th Street, PHILADELPHIA
Friday October 27, 7pm – Poetry
Juliet Patterson & Mytili Jagannathan
Juliet Patterson's first book, The Truant Lover, was selected by Jean Valentine as the 2004 winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and was recently published by Nightboat Books. She is the recipient of a SASE/Jerome fellowship in poetry, a 2004 fellowship with the Institute for Community and Cultural Development through Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, and a fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Bellingham Review, Bloom, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, The Journal, Washington Square, Verse and other magazines. She teaches poetry and creative writing in Minneapolis through the College of St. Catherine, Hamline University, The Loft Literary Center and the Perpich Center for Arts Education. She has worked with children teaching at John Hopkins University with the Center for Talented Youth and as a volunteer educator with the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, United Cambodian Association of Minnesota, the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She lives near the west bank of the Mississippi in Minneapolis and edits poetry for Konundrum Engine Literary Review with Rachel Moritz.
Mytili Jagannathan is a poet living in Philadelphia. She’s been actively involved in the community arts work of the Asian Arts Initiative over the past nine years, currently participating in ongoing efforts to help the Initiative and its co-tenants secure a new home before their imminent displacement by the expansion of the Convention Center. Mytili is the author of the chapbook Acts (Habenicht Press) and her poems have appeared in Rattapallax, Combo, Interlope, Mirage#4/Period[ical], and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics. She's given readings across Philly, most recently as part of the 2006 Asian Arts Initiative's Artist Exchange exploring gentrification; as well as in New York at the Diasporadics Festival, the South Asian Women's Creative Collective, and the Frequency reading series; in DC at the In Your Ear series; and in San Francisco at Small Press Traffic. She has received an emerging artist grant from the Leeway Foundation and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.