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Why Can’t It Be Tenderness

@ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Avenue 50 Studio & Wisconsin Poetry Series
invite you to join us in celebrating the release of

by Michelle Brittan Rosado

at Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50, Highland Park 90042
4pm | Free

Michelle Brittan Rosado
Corinna McClanahan Schroeder
Douglas Manuel

Books will be available for purchase and signing!!


Parking is available in the back, please follow the unpaved dirt path, nearest the train (on the north side of the building).

Closest gold line metro stops are Highland Park Station on 57 and Marmion Way (7 blocks away) or the Southwest Museum Station across from Sycamore Park (about 6 blocks and a hill away)


Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and published by University of Wisconsin Press in November 2018. Her chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef, was the winner of the inaugural Rick Campbell Prize (Anhinga Press, 2016). Her poems have been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Poet Lore, and The New Yorker, as well as the anthologies Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25, Only Light Can Do That: 100 Post-Election Poems, Stories, & Essays, and Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno, and is currently a Wallis Annenberg Endowed Fellow and PhD candidate in Creative Writing & Literature at the University of Southern California. She has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Sustainable Arts Foundation, USC’s Center for Transpacific Studies, and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Long Beach.

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder is the author of the award-winning collection of poetry Inked, selected by William Virgil Davis for the 2014 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize (Texas Review Press, 2015). She has been awarded an AWP Intro Journals Award in poetry, as well as a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and her poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Blackbird, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Poet Lore, and Shenandoah. Schroeder is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California, where she is finishing her second book of poems and where she teaches classes in creative writing, literature, and analytical writing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Mississippi, where she was the recipient of a John and Renée Grisham Fellowship, and a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Evansville. Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, she lives in Glendale, California.

Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and a MFA from Butler University where he was the Managing Editor of Booth: a Journal. He is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He has served as the Poetry Editor for Gold Line Press as well as one of the Managing Editors of Ricochet Editions. His poems are featured on Poetry Foundation’s website and have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, The Los Angeles Review, Superstition Review, Rhino, North American Review, The Chattahoochee Review, New Orleans Review, Crab Creek Review, and elsewhere. His first full length collection of poems, Testify(Red Hen Press, 2017), won the 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for poetry.


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Avenue 50 Studio 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042-3903, United States
101 N Ave 50 United States
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