Second Sunday Readings

Poetry. Live. Monthly.

Welcome to Second Sunday Readings, a monthly poetry reading series featuring poets from all over the world. Each month, two or three poets will be featured in an hourlong reading hosted by Curator Siân Killingsworth. Registration is required to attend – sign up now!

Upcoming Readings:

November 12, 2023: Sonia Greenfield, Megan Freshley, Jared Harél

Jared Harél is the author of Let Our Bodies Change the Subject, which won the 2022 Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry (University of Nebraska Press, 2023) and Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018.) He’s been awarded the ‘Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize’ from American Poetry Review, as well as the ‘William Matthews Poetry Prize’ from Asheville Poetry Review. Harél’s poems have recently appeared in such journals as 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Electric Literature, Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day, The Southern Review and The Sun. He teaches writing, plays drums, and lives in Westchester, NY with his family. 

Megan Freshley is a queer poet living in Portland, OR, and author of the chapbook Hypnic Jerk (The Hunger Press 2021). She is a graduate of Antioch College, the Esalen Institute, and the MFA program at Portland State University. Her poems appear in Portland Review, Witch Craft Magazine, 1001, Old Pal, and others.

Sonia Greenfield (she/they) is the author of two recent collections of poetry, All Possible Histories (Riot in Your Throat, December 2022) and Helen of Troy is High AF (Harbor Editions, January 2023). She is the author of Letdown (White Pine Press, 2020), American Parable (Autumn House, 2018) and Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market (Codhill Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in the 2018 and 2010 Best American Poetry, Southern Review, Willow Springs and elsewhere. She lives with her family in Minneapolis where she teaches at Normandale College, edits the Rise Up Review, and advocates for both neurodiversity and the decentering of cis/het white hegemony. 

December 10, 2023: no reading

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