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Poets Attack! ft. Eloisa Amezcua, Emily Corwin, and Nasreen Khan

Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. Once a month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and pairs them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside. We believe poetry is meant for everybody; that’s why we keep our readings short and our admission free. Poetry For All.

This event will feature poet, Eloisa Amezcua along with local poets Emily Corwin and Nasreen Khan. 

Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. Her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, she is the author of three chapbooks and founder/editor-in-chief of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. Her poems and translations are published or forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and others. Eloisa lives in Columbus, OH and is the founder of Costura Creative.

Emily Corwin is a recent graduate of the MFA program in writing at Indiana University, as well as the former poetry editor of Indiana Review. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, New South, Yemassee, Gigantic Sequins, THRUSH, and elsewhere. She has two chapbooks, My Tall Handsome (Brain Mill Press) and darkling (Platypus Press), which were published in 2016. Her first full-length collection, tenderling was just released from Stalking Horse Press.

Nasreen grew up in West Africa and Indonesia and is new to Indy. She teaches college English for a living, and writes poetry to stay sane. On a Friday night she can be found cooking various organ meats or chasing down a stellar mint julep.