Congratulations to Midwest Literary Walk alumna Zilka Joseph on the October 2011 release of her new chapbook, What Dread.
What Dread, published by Finishing Line Press, was a semifinalist in the New Women’s Voices Contest. Her collaborative work with photographer Charlee Brodsky, and Indian classical dancer Sreyashi Dey, has been exhibited and/or performed at UMMA, The Duderstadt gallery and several venues in Ann Arbor and Pittsburgh, and recently published in India: A Light Within. She is a poetry instructor for Springfed Arts and the program manager at The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan.
Previously, Joseph has been published in Review Americana, Cutthroat, Gastronomics and Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women. She has won several awards, including a Hopwood and the Elsie Choy Lee scholarship from the University of Michigan. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize and her chapbook Lands I Live In, was nominated for a PEN America: Beyond the Margins award.