Discovery Poetry Contest Winners’ Reading—2020 and 2021 / Asa Drake, Luther Hughes, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, and Daniella Toosie-Watson; and Kenzie Allen, Ina Cariño, Mag Gabbert and Alexandra Zukerman - 92Y, New York

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Christopher Lightfoot Walker Reading Series

Discovery Poetry Contest Winners’ Reading—2020 and 2021

Asa Drake, Luther Hughes, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, and Daniella Toosie-Watson; and Kenzie Allen, Ina Cariño, Mag Gabbert and Alexandra Zukerman

92Y’s Discovery Poetry Contest has long recognized the exceptional work of poets who have not yet published a book. Many of these writers—John Ashbery, Mark Strand, Lucille Clifton, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Mary Jo Bang, and Solmaz Sharif, among others—have gone on to become leading voices of their generations.

This free reading features the 2020 and 2021 winners: Asa Drake, Luther Hughes, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, and Daniella Toosie-Watson (2020); and Kenzie Allen, Ina Cariño, Mag Gabbert and Alexandra Zukerman (2021).

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Asa Drake

Asa Drake

Asa Drake is a Filipina American writer and public services librarian in Central Florida …

Luther Hughes

Luther Hughes

Luther Hughes is from Seattle, author of the chapbook Touched, founder of Shade Literary Arts …

Ana Portnoy Brimmer

Ana Portnoy Brimmer

Ana Portnoy Brimmer is a Puerto Rican poet-performer, writer, and organizer …

Daniella Toosie-Watson

Daniella Toosie-Watson

Daniella Toosie-Watson is a poet, visual artist, and educator from New York …

Kenzie Allen

Kenzie Allen

Kenzie Allen is a poet and multimodal artist and a descendant of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin …

Ina Cariño

Ina Cariño

Ina Cariño holds an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University …

Mag Gabbert

Mag Gabbert

Mag Gabbert holds a PhD from Texas Tech University and an MFA from The University of California at Riverside …

Alexandra Zukerman

Alexandra Zukerman

Alexandra Zukerman is a poet and photographer. Originally from New York, she has spent time in many places …

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