Sharing poetry, diversity across America

On the heels of Australian author Courtney Peppernell’s recent visit, international poetry publisher Andrews McMeel Universal is pleased to bring additional distinctive, diverse voices to the country. Multiple poetry creators are touring and making appearances in the United States leading up to National Poetry Month in April. Find a full list of upcoming events at Read Poetry. 

On her “scars & scales” tour, Amanda Lovelace is promoting her latest books, both of which published on March 5. The mermaid’s voice returns in this one is the third and final installment in her “women are some kind of magic” series, and Slay Those Dragons is a self-care journal.

Notable Lebanese-Canadian poet Najwa Zebian is touring North America with the release of her third, and all new, poetry book Sparks of Phoenix (March 5)

South African poet and artist Iain S. Thomas will be on the road in March and April with stops from New York to Los Angeles and in between. His most recent collection Every Word You Cannot Say hit shelves on March 5.

Upile Chisala is traveling from her hometown of Malawi in conjunction with the publication of soft magic which released February 26. She will make appearances at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, as well as in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.

Andrews McMeel Universal

Founded in 1970, Andrews McMeel Universal is the world’s largest independently owned feature syndicate and a publishing industry leader. Distinguished by a creator-first approach and the uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of popular culture, Andrews McMeel specializes in comics, illustrated humor and inspirational content, with a remarkable roster of talent across syndication, book, calendar and greeting card publishing, digital consumer experiences and entertainment licensing, including dozens of New York Times best-selling authors and Pulitzer Prize-, Reuben Award- and Emmy Award-winning creators.


Shelly Barkes
Communications Director
Andrews McMeel Universal
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