Next week, the Ball State creative writing program will host its annual In Print Festival of First Books, a two-day event featuring a reading and panel discussion by writers who have just published their first books, as well as an editor from a small press or literary journal.
In anticipation of this event, we have prepared a series of blog posts highlighting each of the writers whose work will be presented at the festival. Today’s writer: poet Carolina Ebeid.
Carolina’s Official Bio:
Carolina Ebeid is the author of You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior (Noemi Press, 2016). She is a student in the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Denver, and holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers. She has won fellowships and prizes from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Stadler Center for Poetry, and the NEA. Her work appears widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, and more recent work appears in PEN America, Bennington Review, and jubilat.
- Interview at Kenyon Review about two of her poems published there, “Aher, in a Vale of Asters” and “Aher, the Other, at the Ear of God.” Both poems also appear in her collection, You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior.
- Interview at The Best American Poetry about, among many things, her parents’ immigration, liminal spaces, and her ability to create moments of stillness in her poetry.
- Interview at The Adroit Journal about her work in general.
- Interview at DiveDapper about her work in general.
- “Reading Celan in a Subway Station” in Poetry
- “Anniversary” in AGNI
- “M, Marina” at Sixth Finch
- “Still-life with Onions” at Everyday Genius
Many of her other poems can be found linked on her website
Carolina will be joined at the 2018 In Print Festival of First Books by fiction writer Nick White, creative nonfiction writer Jan Shoemaker, and editor Kristen Elias Rowley.
- Wednesday, 03/28: In Print Reading, 8-10 PM in the Student Center Ballroom
- Thursday, 03/29: In Print Panel Discussion, 8-10 PM in the Student Center Ballroom
Carolina Ebeid will also be visiting Professor Mark Neely’s ENG 408 class:
- Thursday, 03/29, 12:30-1:45 in Robert Bell, Room 361
All In Print events are free and open to the public. Contact Prof. Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to sit in on his class.