Nandana Dev Sen, Anselm Berrigan, and Catherine Barnett delve into their bodies of work, reading from their poetry and speaking to how their political beliefs and familial relationships have influenced their writing lives. The Brooklyn Book Festival will host this reading and conversation inside at McNally Jackson Seaport, with masks and proof of vaccination required. After the conversation, we will gather outside on the cobblestones, where refreshments will be served and there will be a book signing.
Nandana Dev Sen is a writer, actor, and child-rights activist. She has written six children’s books (translated into more than 15 languages globally), starred in 20 feature films, and is the translator of Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s poetry collection, Acrobat. She has represented UNICEF, RAHI and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to fight against child abuse, and to end human trafficking. Winner of the Last Girl Champion Award (and multiple Best Actress Awards), Nandana is Child Protection Ambassador for Save the Children India. Nandana is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (all three at Nandana Dev Sen). For news and updates, please swing by www.nandanadevsen.com.
Anselm Berrigan is the author of Pregrets, a collection of poetry published by Black Square Editions, and eight other books of poetry including: Something for Everybody, (Wave Books, 2018), Come In Alone (Wave Books, 2016), and Primitive State (Edge, 2015). He is the poetry editor of The Brooklyn Rail and is the co-editor with Alice Notley and Edmund Berrigan of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2005) and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2011).
Catherine Barnett is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced and The Game of Boxes, winner of the James Laughlin Award. She has received a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in New York City.
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