Sokunthary Svay

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Sokunthary was born in a refugee camp in Thailand shortly after her parents fled Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. She grew up in the Bronx, NY. She is poetry editor for Newtown Literary, a founding member and Board President of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA), an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York (CUNY) in Harlem, and the recent recipient of the American Opera Projects' Composer and the Voice Fellowship for 2017-19. Her first collection of poetry, Apsara in New York, will be published this September by Willow Books. Shirley Ramos is a senior at CSUMB in the HCOM department studying creative writing. She read her poem "Windsor Skyline Care Center" Josiah Peralta is a senior at CSUMB in the HCOM department studying creative writing. He read his poem "Autobiography"

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