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Carolina Hotchandani reading with Katie Marya, Kimberly Reyes, and Jessica Poli at Francie & Finch

October 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

Carolina Hotchandani is a poet and Goodrich Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Her first poetry book The Book Eaters won the 2023 Perugia Press Prize. Her honors include scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Tin House, and Community of Writers, and her poetry has appeared in AGNI, AQR, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. To learn more about her work, visit

Katie Marya is a writer and literary translator originally from Atlanta, Georgia. Her first poetry collection Sugar Work was the Editor’s Choice for the 2020 Alice James Book Award and was featured in The New York Times. For more information about her work, visit her website:

Jessica Poli is the author of Red Ocher (University of Arkansas Press), which was a finalist for the 2023 Miller Williams Prize. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, North American Review, Poet Lore, and Salamander, among other places. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kimberly Reyes is the author of the poetry collections vanishing point. and Running to Stand Still. Her book of essays Life During Wartime won the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award. Her work has been published and anthologized in various outlets including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, and Poetry Review.



October 1, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
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Francie & Finch Bookshop
130 S. 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 United States
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