Ask Anime Wong featuring Aria Aber
April 14 3:00 pm
About the Event
Anime Wong is a poet with magical girl superpowers, the alter ego of Sally Wen Mao. Join BMI’s Instagram Live every week as Anime Wong talks about art, answers your questions, and chats with a new special guest.
Ask Anime Wong about writing, life, alter-egos, or art-making, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Aria Aber was raised in Germany. Her debut book Hard Damage won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in September 2019. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, New Republic, Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, Poem-A-Day, Narrative, Muzzle Magazine, Wasafiri and elsewhere. A graduate from the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, where she was the Writers in Public Schools Fellow, she holds awards and fellowships from Kundiman, Dickinson House, and the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. For Spring 2020, Aber will be the Li Shen Visiting Writer at Mills College. She is at work on a second book of poems and a novel.
Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium and Oculus which was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, among other accolades. A Pushcart Prize winner, she has work published or forthcoming in Harper’s Bazaar, Poetry, Guernica, Tin House, PEN America, The Kenyon Review, and other spaces. She has an MFA from Cornell University and has received fellowships from the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, Kundiman, and the George Washington University.