Bandwidth #4

Hosted by Sebastián Hasani Páramo and K Iver, Bandwidth is a monthyl virtual reading series highlighting prose writers and poets around the country.

This month, we feature Taneum Bambrick, K-Ming Chang, Kimberly Garza, and Joy Priest!

Register for this event and find out more about our author’s here.

Taneum Bambrick is the author of Vantage, which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry Review/Honickman first book award (Copper Canyon Press 2019). Her chapbook, Reservoir, was selected by Ocean Vuong for the 2017 Yemassee Chapbook Prize. Her poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, PEN, Narrative, The Missouri Review, 32 Poems, West Branch, and elsewhere. She was a 2018-20 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and currently teaches at Central Washington University.

K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. Her debut novel Bestiary (One World/Random House, 2020) was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her short story collection, Resident Aliens, is forthcoming from One World. More of her writing can be found at

Kimberly Garza is the author of The Last Karankawas, a novel in stories (forthcoming 2022, Holt). Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Copper Nickel, TriQuarterly, DIAGRAM, Creative Nonfiction, Contra Viento, and elsewhere, and she has been recognized in Best American Short Stories 2020 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A native Texan—born in Galveston, raised in Uvalde—she is an assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Joy Priest is the author of Horsepower (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She is the recipient of the 2020 Stanley Kunitz Prize and her poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, APR, The Atlantic, and Poetry Northwest, among others. Her essays have appeared in The Bitter Southerner, Poets & Writers, ESPN, and The Undefeated, and her work has been anthologized in Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, The Louisville Anthology, A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South, and Best New Poets 2014, 2016 and 2019. She is currently a doctoral student in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Houston.