Celebrate Epiphany's fall 2016 issue launch with a gathering at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture's Manhattan space. 

Readers will include: Patricia Smith, Rico Frederick, Abigail Wender, Susannah Mintz, Liz Appel, and Sylvie Bertrand. 

Join us for wine after the reading. 


LIZ APPEL is a writer originally from Toronto, now based in New York. She studied at the University of Cambridge and Yale, and has published work on Greek tragedy. Her first publisher story appears in Epiphany Fall 2016. 

SYLVIE BERTRAND grew up in Montreal, Canada. She completed her BA in Political Science at Hunter College and did her graduate studies in Cultural Anthropology at Princeton University. She now lives in Brooklyn, where she moonlights as a restaurant owner. Her first published story appears in Epiphany Fall 2016. 

RICO FREDERICK is an award-winning performance poet and graphic designer. He is the author of the book Broken Calypsonian, a 2016 Poets House Emerging Fellow, a Cave Canem Fellow, and the first poet to represent all four New York City poetry venues at the National Poetry Slam (2010 and 2012 Grand Slam Champion). His poems, artistic work, and films have been featured in the New York Times; Muzzle; No, Dear; The Big Apple Film Festival; and elsewhere. 

SUSANNAH MINTZ is chair of the English Department at Skidmore College. She is the author of a Kindle Single entitled “Match Dot Comedy” (Amazon 2013) and winner of the 2014 South Loop National Essay Prize. She was a finalist for the 2010 William Allen nonfiction prize (for “Vanishings”) and received a Notable Essay mention in the 2010 Best American Essays (for “The Dirty Little Secret of Sabbatical”). A specialist in disability studies, she is also the author of three scholarly monographs and co-editor of a collection of critical work on the essayist Nancy Mairs. 

PATRICIA SMITH is the author of eight books of poetry, including her latest, Incendiary Art, and Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Baffler, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Tin House, and in Best American Poetry and Best American Essays. She is a Guggenheim fellow, a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize, a former fellow at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, the most successful poet in the competition’s history.

ABIGAIL WENDER is a writer, editor, and translator. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Cortland Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Massachusetts Review, The Madison Review, New Orleans Review, and other journals and anthologies. Her translations of the German poet Sarah Kirsch appear in Tupelo Quarterly 1 and the New Haven Review.

*This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.