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Book Relaunch: Steven Leyva, The Understudy's Handbook

Bird in Hand is excited to bring together 4 beloved local writers to celebrate the relaunch of Steven Leyva's poetry collection The Understudy's Handbook! Featured writers will include Tafisha A. Edwards, Anthony Moll, and Marion Winik, who will join in an evening of reading and community. This event will take place in person at Bird in Hand Coffee & Books, The Ivy's sibling shop, at 11 E. 33rd St, Baltimore, MD 21209.

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Tafisha A. Edwards is author of two chapbooks, In the Belly of the Mirror and The Bloodlet. She is the recipient of a 2022 Regional Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and a Ruby’s Artist Grant from the Robert Deutsch Foundation. Her work has appeared in The Georgia ReviewApogee Journal, Poetry NorthwestWashington Square ReviewWinter Tangerine and other print and online publications.


Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges ReviewScalawagNashville Reviewjubilat, VinylPrairie Schooner, and Best American Poetry 2020. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook Low Parish and author of The Understudy’s Handbook which won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from Washington Writers Publishing House. Steven holds an MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he is an assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design.

Anthony Moll is a Queer poet, essayist and educator. Their work has appeared in Hobart, Little Patuxent Review, Poet Lore, jubilat and more. Anthony is a PhD Candidate in English and holds an MFA in creative writing & publishing arts. Their debut memoir, Out of Step, won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and the 2017 Non/Fiction Prize. Their forthcoming collection of poems, You Cannot Save Here, won the 2022 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize. It drops this September 2022 from Washington Writers' Publishing House. 

University of Baltimore professor Marion Winik is the author of The Big Book of the Dead and winner of the 2019 Towson Prize for Literature. Among her ten other books are First Comes Love and Above Us Only Sky. Her award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody column appears at Baltimore Fishbowl<http://baltimorefishbowl.com/>, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, and elsewhere. A board member of the National Book Critics Circle, she writes book reviews for People, Newsday, The Washington Post, and Kirkus Reviews; she hosts The Weekly Reader podcast at WYPR. She was a commentator on NPR for fifteen years; her honors include an NEA Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction. More info at marionwinik.com<http://marionwinik.com/>.






Event Details

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 6:00pm


Bird in Hand, 11 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

by Dr. Radut