Sheila-Na-Gig online invites you to a virtual poetry reading by Millicent Borges Accardi on Sunday, April 3, 5:00pm (Pacific Time). Millicent will read from her new collection inspired by contemporary Portugese writings: Through a Grainy Landscape by New Meridian Arts. She will be joined by a sampling of poets from Sheila-Na-Gig online Volume 6.2, Winter 2021.
Millicent Borges Accardi, a Portuguese-American writer, is the author of four poetry collections, Only More So (Salmon, Ireland, 2016), Injuring Eternity (Mischievous Muse, 2010), Through a Grainy Landscape (New Meridian Arts 2021) and Quarantine Highway (FlowerSong Press 2022). Among her awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright, CantoMundo, the California Arts Council, Foundation for Contemporary Arts (Covid grant). Yaddo, Fundação Luso-Americana (Portugal), and the Barbara Deming Foundation, “Money for Women.” She founded the popular Kale Soup for the Soul reading series (Portuguese-American writers presenting work about family, food and culture) and has written over 50 interviews with Luso writers, artists, and musicians. She lives in Southern California, in the hippie enclave of Topanga canyon.
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