This special Women's History Month poetry reading features the powerful work of Kayla Rodney, Kari Ann Ebert, Zorina Frey, and Merdith Davies Hadaway!
Dr. Kayla Rodney, a New Orleans native, has been studying and writing poetry for the last fifteen years. She’s a graduate of Lusher Charter High School, Xavier University of Louisiana, San Diego State University, and University of Florida. After being displaced due to Katrina, and then later migrating to different cities for her education, she felt a pull to write about home and the tremendous power of community, landscape, family, and water. She is the author of Swimming Home (Unlikely Books, 2019) and is currently a lecturer at Clayton State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
KARI ANN EBERT
Kari Ann Ebert is the Poetry & Interview editor for The Broadkill Review and the Project Director of Downtown Dover Poetry Weekend. Winner of the 2020 Sandy Crimmins National Prize in Poetry, the 2019 Crossroads Ekphrastic Writing Contest, and 2018 Gigantic Sequins Poetry Contest, Kari’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Mojave River Review, Philadelphia Stories, Main Street Rag, The Ekphrastic Review, and Gargoyle as well as several anthologies. She has been awarded fellowships from Delaware Division of the Arts (2020), The Shipman Agency (2020), BOAAT Press (2020), and Brooklyn Poets (2019). Though she spent her formative years in Tennessee, she lives and writes in Dover, Delaware.
Zorina Frey is an author, essayist, screenwriter, and spoken word poet living in Miami, Florida. Her work has been published in Of Poets & Poetry, Shondaland, Filter.org, and Writing Class Radio. Zorina freelances as a copywriter, graphic designer, and publisher. She is also an MFA candidate at Converse College and recipient of the 2021 Palm Beach Poetry Festival's Langston Hughes' Fellowship.
MEREDITH DAVIES HADAWAY
Meredith Davies Hadaway is the author of three poetry collections: Fishing Secrets of the Dead, The River is a Reason, and At The Narrows (winner of the 2015 Delmarva Book Prize for Creative Writing). She has received fellowships and awards from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was, for ten years, poetry editor for The Summerset Review. Hadaway is a former Rose O’Neill Writer-in-Residence at Washington College where she taught ecopoetry and served as chief marketing officer for 30 years.
Please note: A Zoom link will be emailed out to all registrants 24 hours before the session begins.