Here at SR, we love celebrating the ongoing accomplishments of our contributors. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that this year the L.A. Times Book Prizes event features one of SR’s past contributors, Mai Der Vang, as a poetry finalist! The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes are dedicated to discovering new voices and celebrating the highest quality of writing across the spectrum of book publishing. This year’s ceremony will mark 42 years of recognizing literary achievement. The event will be hosted by Julia Turner, Managing Editor of Arts and Entertainment, and feature remarks by Executive Editor Kevin Merida, and Books Editor, Boris Kachka, among many others. Congratulations Mai!
If you’re in the Los Angeles area on April 22 at 7 pm (PT) and want to attend, tickets to this event go on sale today here!
Poetry Finalist – Yellow Rain: Poems by Mai Der Vang (Graywolf Press, 2021).
“What Really Happened,” an interview with Mai Der Vang is featured on Issue 28.