Yale Student Poets Annual Reading

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
121 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Please join us to celebrate the 2013 Yale Student Poets Reading

Nikola Champlin
Orlando Hernandez
Andrew Kahn
Ava Kofman
Eli Mandel
Sarah Matthes
Zoe Mercer-Golden
Max Ritvo
Samuel Sullivan
Amelia Urry

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Nikola Champlin, a senior in Silliman College, is a double major in English and Philosophy, who is currently completing her Writing Concentration Senior Project in Poetry with the guidance of J. D. McClatchy. Next year, she will continue studying creative writing in a M.F.A. program.

Orlando Hernández is from Hoboken, New Jersey. He studies English and Creative Writing. A poem of his was recently published in the online journal Prick of the Spindle.

Andrew Kahn is from Tenafly, New Jersey. He is studying French and Italian literature. He has beautiful long black hair and no eyes.

Ava Kofman likes journalism, improv, and snowboarding. She is a literary editor of the Yale Literary Magazine and the Yale Poetry Review.

Eli Mandel is a junior in Branford College from Brooklyn, New York.

Sarah Matthes is a senior English major interested in 19th century English literature and performance poetics.

Zoe Mercer-Golden is a senior majoring in English and Art History from London, England, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She hopes to work in art museums after graduation.

Max Ritvo is a Yale undergraduate interested in the internal space created after a laugh—particularly in a poem. He also writes about his cancer, which is a strange thing to have at his itty-bitty age. His work has appeared in The Yale Literary Magazine and The Yale Critic. He founded/edits the Yale Poetry Review, which pairs poems with experimental essays meant to honor them with little subjective toeholds and obstacles. He also is a literary editor of the Yale Literary Magazine. He has interned at the New Yorker and the Academy of American Poets.

Samuel Sullivan is a senior at the University. He grew up between Brooklyn, New York, and in the Pacific Northwest. Now he lives on Elm Street, above the Bank of America parking lot.

Amelia Urry is a senior English major from nearby Guilford, Connecticut. She is currently working on her thesis project in poetry with advisor Louise Gluck, as well as coauthoring a book on fractal geometry with Yale professor Michael Frame.


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