Bandwidth #5

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 Jessica Abughattas, Jody Chan, Claire Rudy Foster, Alysia Sawchyn!

Register for the event here.

Jessica Abughattas is the author of Strip, winner of the 2020 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize selected by Fady Joudah and Hayan Charara. A Kundiman fellow, her poems appear in The Adroit Journal, Best of the Net 2019, Tupelo Quarterly, among other venues. She lives in Los Angeles.

Jody Chan is a writer, drummer, organizer, and therapist based in Toronto. They are the author of haunt (Damaged Goods Press), all our futures (PANK), and sick, winner of the 2018 St. Lawrence Book Award. They can be found online here and offline in bookstores or dog parks.

Claire Rudy Foster is an award-winning queer, nonbinary trans author. Foster’s critically acclaimed short story collection Shine of the Ever was an O: The Oprah Magazine pick for 2019. It was also selected for the ALA Over the Rainbow longlist. Foster’s essays, fiction, reporting, book reviews, and other writing appear in The New York TimesMcSweeney’sAllure, on NPR, and many other places. Foster is Senior Features Editor at The Rumpus. They live in Portland, Oregon.

Alysia Sawchyn is a features editor for The Rumpus and currently lives in the DC area. Her debut essay collection, A Fish Growing Lungs, was published by Burrow Press in June 2020 and has been longlisted for the Believer Book Awards.