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Literary Intersections—Here Now: Art and Migration
BCA Center, Second Floor

Reflect on the kaleidoscopic relevance of our current BCA exhibition, Here Now: Art and Migration, with an interdisciplinary evening. Literary Intersections is a new series presenting topical writing with textual – and sometimes visual – affinities with art on view at BCA Center. Our featured poets, Sarah Audsley and Leslie Sainz, live in Vermont and wrote 2023 books tapping into histories of migration.

About the Readers

A headshot of Sarah Audsley, a Korean American woman with medium toned skin and dark, wavy, shoulder length hair. She wears a navy patterned top and long gold and green earrings

Sarah Audsley is the author of Landlock X (Texas Review Press, 2023). A Korean American adoptee, a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and a member of The Starlings Collective, Audsley lives and works in northern Vermont.

A headshot of a Leslie Sainz, a Cuban woman with medium toned skin, dark hair that falls just below her shoulders, and dark eyes. She wears a black turtleneck

Leslie Sainz is the author of Have You Been Long Enough at Table (Tin House, 2023). The daughter of Cuban exiles and a three-time National Poetry Series finalist, she has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, CantoMundo, and the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts. Sainz lives in Vermont and works as the managing editor of New England Review.


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Literary Intersections is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities.

Hospitality sponsors, Lake Champlain ChocolatesFarrell Distributing, and William Hill Estate Winery. Here Now: Art and Migration is sponsored in part by the Maslow Family Foundation. Burlington City Arts is supported in part by The Vermont Arts Council & the National Endowment for the Arts.

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