Room 220 presents readings from M’Bilia Meekers, Brad Richard, and Andy Young at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 1, at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.).
M’Bilia Meekers is a poet who has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Watering Hole, and Poets & Writers. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in the New Yorker, Guernica, Foglifter, Split Lip, Tinderbox, the Adroit Journal and more. She received her MFA in poetry from NYU and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Brad Richard is the author of several books of poetry, including Motion Studies, which won the 2010 Washington Prize, Curtain Optional, published by Press Street, and the collection Butcher’s Sugar. He is chair of the creative writing program at Lusher High School and co-director of the New Orleans New Writers Literary Festival.
Andy Young’s poetry collection All Night It Is Morning was published in 2014 by Diálogos Press. She teaches at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and is a writer for Heinemann Publishing. Her work has appeared recently in Voluble, One, storySouth, Red Sky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women (Sable Books, 2016) and is forthcoming in Women Rising: Resistance, Revolution, and Reform in the Arab Spring and Beyond (New York University Press). Her work has also been published in Egypt, Lebanon, Ireland, and Mexico.