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Poetry at the Library

The Poetry at the Library Series presents an afternoon with Nausheen Eusuf and Natalie Shapero on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Main Library.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nausheen will read from Not Elegy, But Eros (NYQ Books, 2017), her debut collection that covers a range of styles and themes—elegies, love poems, ars poetica, poems of witness, poems of wit and wordplay, poems set in Bangladesh, and poems set in the US.

Nausheen is a PhD candidate in English at Boston University and a graduate of the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has appeared in The American Scholar, Southwest Review, Salmagundi, PN Review, Literary Imagination, Smartish Pace, World Literature Today, and other journals. Her chapbook What Remains was published by Longleaf Press at Methodist University. 

Natalie is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and an editor at large of the Kenyon Review. Her poetry collections are No Object (Saturnalia, 2013) and Hard Child (Copper Canyon, 2017). Natalie's writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Progressive, and elsewhere.

Natalie holds degrees in creative writing and in law. She has worked as a litigation fellow with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and she has taught at Kenyon College, the Ohio State University, and the Columbus College of Art and Design. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a Kenyon Review Fellowship, and a Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award.