An Evening of Poetry: Monique Adelle, Cintia Santana, & Sarah Levine

An Evening of Poetry: Monique Adelle, Cintia Santana, & Sarah Levine

Thursday, April 04, 2024 - 7:00PM ET
Event Location: 
In person with live streaming
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for an evening of poetry with Monique Adelle, Cintia Santana, & Sarah Levine.


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An Evening of Poetry

Monique Adelle is an associate professor and chair of the English, Writing, and Communication department at Emmanuel College where she teaches courses in literature and poetry writing. She holds a BA in English and Africana Studies from Wellesley College and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard. Her first collection—Anonymous (Jacar Press, 2018)—won the New Voices Award and her second collection, Rupture, was a finalist the Perugia Press Prize and Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry. Her book Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics (Oxford UP, 2011) is the first to juxtapose Cuba, Brazil and the United States in a study of nineteenth-century women’s poetry, and the first to include the Lusophone literary tradition in a comparative study of African descendants in Latin America, the U.S., and the Caribbean.

Cintia Santana is a poet, translator, and interdisciplinary artist. Santana's poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2016 and 2020, the 2023 Best of the Net Anthology,, Poetry Daily, Split this Rock, Rewilding: Poems for the Environment, as well as numerous journals. Her debut poetry collection, The Disordered Alphabet (Four Way Books, 2023) was short-listed for the California Independent Booksellers Alliance 2023 Golden Poppy Award in Poetry and received the North American Book Award's Silver Medal in Poetry. She teaches literary translation courses, as well as fiction and poetry workshops in Spanish at Stanford University.

Sarah Levine is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and author of two chapbooks, Take Me Home, a finalist for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition (Finishing Line Press, 2020) and Her Man (New Megaphone Press, 2014). Her work has appeared and will be featured in a variety of places including: Poets & Writers, Passages North, Best New Poets anthology, and Green Mountains Review. She earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and MAT from Smith College. Levine has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing. She teaches 7th Grade ELA and 12th Grade AP Literature at Williston Northampton School where she currently holds the Richard C. Gregory Endowed Chair. Each Knuckle with Sugar won the Driftwood Press Open Reading Contest and is her debut collection.