Big Blue Marble welcomes back poet and former staffer Kasey Jueds and two of her favorite poets, Hugo dos Santos and Leslie Shinn. Expect an evening of fearless, shimmering poetry that turns your world inside out!
Hugo dos Santos is a Luso-American writer, editor, and translator. He is the author of Then, there (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019), a collection of Newark stories, and the translator of A Child in Ruins (Writ Large Press, 2016), the collected poems of José Luís Peixoto, which was a staff pick at the Paris Review Daily. Hugo has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Disquiet International Literary Program. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won a Write Well Award, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Electric Literature, Hobart, Puerto del Sol, The Common, The Fanzine, and elsewhere. Hugo is a co-founder of the Brick City Collective and is associate editor at DMQ Review.
Kasey Jueds lives in Philadelphia. Her collection Keeper won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and was published by Pitt in fall, 2013. Her writing has appeared in many journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Manhater tan Review, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and 5AM. She has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soapstone, and the Ucross Foundation. She’s been a visiting poet at the University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle College, and the University of Northern Colorado.
Leslie Shinn received her MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. Her collection Inside Spiders was the winner of the 2013 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and lives in Philadelphia.