Jai-Alai Books, The Betsy Hotel, and Cave Canem present the winner of the Inaugural Toi Derricote and Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, Rio Cortez.Â Cortez will give the first-ever public reading from, I Have Learned to Define a Field as a Space Between Mountains, selected by National Book Award-finalist Ross Gay and published by Jai-Alai Books. After the reading, stick around to celebrate the release of the book and get your copy.
Rio Cortez is a Pushcart-nominated poet who has received fellowships from Poetâ€™s House, Cave Canem, and CantoMundo. She was a recipient of the Sarah Lawrence College Lucy Grealy Prize in Poetry and the 2012 Poets & Writers Amy Award. She is a graduate of the MFA program at NYU. Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she lives and writes in New York. @omiamifestival @jaialaibooks @cavecanempoets @TheBetsyHotel