Bandwidth #7

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 Carlina Duan, Vince Granata, Miah Jeffra, Sara Ryan! Link to event here.

Carlina Duan is a writer from Ann Arbor. She is the author of I Wore My Blackest Hair (Little A, 2017) and Alien Miss (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2021). Her work has appeared in Narrative Magazine,, and Gulf Coast, among other publications. Carlina holds an M.F.A from Vanderbilt University, and currently teaches and studies at the University of Michigan as a Ph.D. student in the Joint Program in English and Education. She admires basketballs and gardens.

Vince Granata is a nonfiction writer from New Haven, Connecticut. Most of his writing concerns mental health care and his family’s experience of serious mental illness. His writing has recently appeared in Fourth GenreThe Massachusetts Review, Creative Nonfiction, and The Chattahoochee Review, and has been recognized in Best American Essays 2018 and Best American Essays 2020. His memoir, Everything Is Fine, will be published by Atria Books in April, 2021.

Miah Jeffra is author of The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (Sibling Rivalry 2020), The Violence Almanac (Black Lawrence 2021), the chapbook The First Church of What’s Happening (Nomadic 2017), and co-editor, with Arisa White and Monique Mero-Williams, of the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart (Foglifter 2021). Awards include the New Millennium Prize, the Sidney Lanier Fiction Prize, the Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship and Lambda Literary Fellowship. Most recent work can be seen in The North American Review, StoryQuarterly, The Pinch, The Greensboro Review, DIAGRAM and The Boiler. Miah is a founding editor of Whiting Award-winning queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press. Their favorite color is fried chicken.

Sara Ryan is the author of I Thought There Would Be More Wolves (University of Alaska Press, 2021), as well as the chapbooks Never Leave the Foot of an Animal Unskinned (Porkbelly Press) and Excellent Evidence of Human Activity (The Cupboard Pamphlet). Her work has been published in or is forthcoming from BrevityKenyon ReviewPoetry NorthwestNew Ohio ReviewThrush Poetry Journal and others. She is a managing editor at Iron Horse Literary Review, a memoir reader at Split Lip Magazine, and is currently pursuing her PhD at Texas Tech University.