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Alumni Reading: Matthew Broaddus, Kate Doyle, Alisha Kaplan, and Alexandrine Ogundimu

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Readings by NYU MFA alumni Matthew Broaddus, Kate Doyle, Alisha Kaplan, and Alexandrine Ogundimu, followed by a reception/signing.

Open to the public. All attendees are required to RSVP in advance; please click here

About the Authors:

Matt Broaddus is a poet and writer who lives in Colorado. His first full-length poetry collection, Temporal Anomalies, is now available from Ricochet Editions and distributed by Small Press Distribution. His poetry collection Deeper the Tropics is forthcoming from BUNNY Presse in 2024. He is also the author of the chapbooks Two Bolts (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2021) and Space Station (Letter [r] Press, 2018).

Matt’s poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Annulet, Fence, Poetry Daily, and The Rumpus. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and New York University as well as a scholarship from Community of Writers and a residency from Millay Arts.

He serves as Poetry Co-Editor for Okay Donkey Press and writes reviews and features for Publishers Weekly in addition to his day job working at a public library.

Kate Doyle is a former bookseller at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca and a 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellow. She has published her stories in No Tokens, Electric Literature, Split Lip, Joyland, The Millions, Lit Hub, Wigleaf, ANMLY, and elsewhere. I Meant It Once is published by Algonquin Books in the U.S. and Corsair in the U.K.

Originally, Kate is from the corner of New England closest to New York City—or that’s the short answer to where she’s from, anyway. She has a dog who loves books as much as she does.

For a decade Alisha Kaplan lived in New York, during which she earned a BA at Barnard College and an MFA in Poetry at New York University, where she also taught creative writing. She was an editor at Narrative Magazine and Washington Square Review, as well as a jazz radio DJ at WKCR, photographer of rare books at Chartwell Booksellers, and intern at PEN America and Sterling Lord Literistic.

Honours she has received include the Hippocrates Prize in Poetry and Medicine, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, a Lenore Marshall Barnard Poetry Prize, and grants from the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council. Alisha is also a winner of the W. B. Yeats Society of New York Poetry Competition and the Eden Mills Writers Festival Literary Contest, as well as a finalist in Quattro’s 2018 Best New Poet in Canada Contest.

Alisha has performed at the Ace Hotel in New York, Harvard Medical School, Waterstock, the New York City Poetry Festival, the Eden Mills Writers Festival, the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the Kiever Synagogue, and elsewhere. She enjoys collaborating with musicians and artists of all kinds.

Alexandrine Ogundimu is a Nigerian-American transgender writer from Indiana. Her debut novella Desperate is available now. Her fiction can be found in Five:2:One, Flapperhouse, Maudlin House, Exposition Review, X-R-A-Y, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in Fiction at New York University and is pursuing a PhD in English at University of Illinois at Chicago. She runs the online literary magazine FILTH at filthlitmag.com, and can be found on Twitter @cross_radical.


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