Vi Khi Nao, Krystal Languell & Andrew Cantrell

09/22/2018 | Uncharted Books | Logan Square | Chicago       

Read from 5 poems recently published with Black Sun Lit in Vestiges_03: Mimesis, and long poem extract "Locative" from Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology.

VI KHI NAO was born in Long Khánh, Vietnam. She is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (1913 Press, 2017), the story 
collection A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 
2016), and the poetry collection The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in Fiction from 
Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in Fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in Poetry.

KRYSTAL LANGUELL lives in Chicago, where she works for the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of Quite Apart (University of Akron Press, forthcoming 
2019), Gray Market (1913 Press, 2016), and Call the Catastrophists (BlazeVox, 2011). A NYSCA/NYFA 2017 Artist Fellowship Finalist in Poetry, she 
previously completed a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace residency in 2014-15 and a Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be Fellowship in 2013-14. 
Since 2010, she has helped coordinate the activities of Belladonna* Collaborative while publishing the feminist poetry journal Bone Bouquet. Her recent 
work can be found in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Fence, Black Sun Lit, and elsewhere.

ANDREW CANTRELL is the author of the chapbooks Phantom Equator (above/ground press, 2018) and Stratigraphy (Finishing Line Press, 2015). His poems have 
appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Vestiges, Anomalous, Posit, Lana Turner, and Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology. He lives in Chicago 
where he works as a union organizer.