Irène P. Mathieu and K. Avvirin Berlin

Join New Dominion Workshop for a reading with poets Irène P. Mathieu and K. Avvirin Berlin. Irène P. Mathieu will be reading from her latest collection, milk tongue, and K. Avvirin Berlin will be reading from her latest collection, Leda’s Daughters. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

Irène P. Mathieu (she/her) is an academic pediatrician, writer, and public health researcher. She is the author of milk tongue (Deep Vellum, 2023); Grand Marronage (Switchback Books, 2019), which won Editor’s Choice for the Gatewood Prize and was the runner-up for the Cave Canem/Northwestern Prize; orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), which won the Bob Kaufman Book Prize; and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press & studio, 2014). Irène is an assistant professor of pediatrics and assistant co-director of programs in Health Humanities at the University of Virginia. For more information, please visit

K. Avvirin Berlin is a poet, scholar, and painter. She is an assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The Georgia ReviewThe Iowa ReviewBeloit Poetry JournalBoston Review Online, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. Berlin’s scholarly article on Sojourner Truth and Black feminism appeared in the latest issue of Nineteenth-Century Literature. Her reviews have been printed in Women’s Review of Books. Her visual art appears on the cover of her poetry collection, Leda’s Daughters, which won the 2023 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize and was published this October with Washington Writers Publishing House. Raised in Harlem, she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and their two cats.