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 Eleanor Boudreau, Marianne Chan, Melissa Faliveno, Robert Yune! Register for the event here.
Eleanor Boudreau is a poet who has worked as a dry-cleaner and as a radio reporter. Her first book, Earnest, Earnest? (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, Barrow Street, Waxwing, Willow Springs, FIELD, Copper Nickel, and other journals. Currently, she is a Kingsbury Graduate Fellow at Florida State University, where she is finishing her Ph.D.
Marianne Chan is the author of All Heathens from Sarabande Books, which was the winner of the 2021 GLCA New Writers Award in Poetry. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, West Branch, and elsewhere. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.
Melissa Faliveno is the author of the debut essay collection, TOMBOYLAND, published by Topple Books in August and named by NPR, New York Public Library, O, the Oprah Magazine, and Electric Literature as a Best Book of 2020. Her essays and interviews have appeared in Esquire, Paris Review, Bitch, Ms. Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, the Millions, Prairie Schooner, and DIAGRAM, among others, and received a notable selection in Best American Essays. Melissa has taught nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Catapult, and is currently the 2020-21 Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC–Chapel Hill. She currently splits her time between Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York, where she is the cofounding nonfiction editor of the Black Rabbit Review and a singer and guitarist in the band Self Help, which released its first LP, Maybe It’s You, in Fall 2018.
As a Navy brat, Robert Yune moved 11 times by the time he turned 18. After graduating from Pitt, he lived in Pittsburgh for the next 15 years. In the summer of 2012, he worked as a stand-in for George Takei and has appeared as an extra in commercials and movies such as Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Fathers and Daughters. Yune’s fiction has been published in Green Mountains Review, The Kenyon Review, and Pleiades, among others. In 2009, he received a writing fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In 2015, his debut novel Eighty Days of Sunlight was nominated for the International DUBLIN Literary Award.His debut story collection Impossible Children won the 2017 Mary McCarthy Prize and was published in 2019 by Sarabande Books. He currently lives in Buckhannon, West Virginia.