Friday, August 19th 2022
Rajiv Mohabir is on tour! Join us for the for the first event celebrating the paperback release of his genre-blending memoir Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir (Aug 16). Winner of the 2019 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing and a 2021 Foreword INDIES Winner, Antiman is a gorgeous mix of the poetry, language, and song that have shaped Mohabir’s experiences as an Indo-Guyanese queer poet. We are thrilled to be partnering with Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, the oldest LGBTQ bookstore in the country, for this event. We hope to see you there!
Please note seating and standing room is limited to about 30 people with a first-come, first-serve policy.
When: August 19 at 6pm EST
Where: Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rajiv Mohabir is the author of Cutlish (2021, Four Way Books, finalist for the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the 2022 PEN/Voelcker Award), The Cowherd’s Son (2017, winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize) and The Taxidermist’s Cut (2016, winner of the Four Way Books Intro to Poetry Prize and finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry in 2017), and translator of I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara (1916) (2019), which received a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant Award and the 2020 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. His essays can be found in places like the Asian American Writers Workshop’s The Margins, Bamboo Ridge Journal, Moko Magazine, Cherry Tree, Kweli, and others, and he has a “Notable Essay” in Best American Essays 2018. Currently he is an assistant professor of poetry in the MFA program at Emerson College. His debut memoir, Antiman, won the 2019 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.