Tucson Festival of Books

Breaking Free

In this session, poets Tennison Black and Cindy Ok will compare notes on the constraint, abuse, and human entanglement they explore in their latest works.

Tennison Black

Tennison Black is the author of "Survival Strategies," award winner of the National Poetry Series and editor of "A Body You Talk To: An Anthology of Contemporary Disability." They received their Master of Fine Arts at Arizona State University, where they learned poetics from Alberto Ríos, Cynthia Hogue and the late Norman Dubie....

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Cindy Ok

Cindy Juyoung Ok teaches poetry writing at Kenyon College and edits at the Kenyon Review. "Ward Toward" was chosen by Rae Armantrout for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.  Over 215 authors self-nominated and submitted a book for review for our Reimagined Indie Author Experience....

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Survival Strategies
Tennison Black
University of Georgia Press
September 2023
ISBN 9780820365152
96 pages
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Ward Toward
Cindy Ok
Yale University Press
March 2024
ISBN 9780300273922
120 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Indie Author Pavilion during the Festival.