Past Event

Eighth Annual Alumni Poetry Reading Series

October 3, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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501 Dodge Hall

Featuring alumni Patrick James Errington '15India Lena González (CC '16)Anna V. Q. Ross '04, and Tiffany Troy '22. 

Organized by Timothy Donnelly, Writing.

Scottish-Canadian poet, translator, and researcher Patrick James Errington '15 is the author of the chapbooks Glean (2018) and Field Studies (2019), and the collection the swailing (2023). His poems appear widely in journals and anthologies and have received numerous prizes, including awards from the Writers’ Trust of Canada and Scottish Book Trust. As a translator, he has brought the poetry of singer-songwriter PJ Harvey into French and is currently translating philosopher E.M. Cioran’s Notebooks for NYRB. Originally from Canada, Patrick now lives in Scotland where he teaches and researches poetry and neuroaesthetics for the University of Edinburgh.

India Lena González (CC '16) is a poet, editor, and multidisciplinary artist. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA from NYU’s Creative Writing Program. Her work is published or forthcoming in American Chordata, The Brooklyn Review, Harvard Review, Lampblack, PANK, Pigeon Pages, and Poetry Northwest, among others. fox woman get out! (BOA Editions) is her debut poetry collection. India is also a dancer, choreographer, and actor and has had the pleasure of performing at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, St. Mark’s Church, 92nd Street Y, La Mama, New York Live Arts, and other such venues. 

Anna V. Q. Ross '04 is the author of Flutter, Kick (winner the 2020 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and the 2023 Julia Ward Howe Award in Poetry), If a Storm (winner of the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize), and the chapbooks Figuring and Hawk Weather. A Fulbright Scholar, Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow, and poetry editor for Salamander, her work appears in The Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, The Nation, and elsewhere. Anna teaches at Tufts University and through the Emerson Prison Initiative and lives with her family in Dorchester, MA, where she raises chickens. Find her at 

Tiffany Troy '22 is the author of Dominus (BlazeVOX [books]) and the chapbook When Ilium Burns (Bottlecap Press), as well as co-translator of Santiago Acosta’s The Coming Desert /El próximo desierto (forthcoming, Alliteration Publishing House), in collaboration with Acosta and the 4W International Women Collective Translation Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her literary criticism, translation, and creative writing are published or forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, BOMB Magazine, The Cortland Review, EcoTheo Review, Hong Kong Review of Books, Latin American Literature Today, The Los Angeles Review, Matter, New World Writing, Rain Taxi, and Tupelo Quarterly, where she is Managing Editor.