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Jose Padua - A Short History of Monsters

  • Bowery Poetry 308 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)


Padua’s first full length book, A Short History of Monsters, was chosen by former poet

laureate Billy Collins as the winner of the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize and is now

out from the University of Arkansas Press. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have

appeared in publications such as Bomb,, Beloit Poetry Journal, Exquisite

Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Unbearables, Crimes of the Beats, Up is Up, but So

Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, and others. He has written

features and reviews for Salon, The Weeklings, NYPress, Washington City Paper,

the Brooklyn Rail, and the New York Times, and has read his work at Lollapalooza,

CBGBs, the Knitting Factory, the Public Theater, the Living Theater, the Nuyorican

Poets' Café, the St. Mark's Poetry Project, and many other venues. He was a featured

reader at the 2012 Split This Rock poetry festival and won the New Guard Review’s

2014 Knightville Poetry Prize.

After spending the past ten years with his wife (the poet Heather L. Davis) and children

in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, he and his family are back in his hometown,

Washington DC. Padua also writes the blog Shenandoah Breakdown,



Earlier Event: June 30
PoetNY Open Mic
Later Event: July 1
PoetNY Open Mic ft Lia Hagen