Monday, Sep 25, 2017 5:30p -
Barker Center, Thompson Room
12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Art, Lectures & Conferences
Joanna Klink is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (Penguin 2015). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now and The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, The Bogliasco Foundation, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Trust of Amy Lowell. She teaches in the M.F.A. Program at The University of Montana.
Monica Youn is the author of three books of poetry, most recently BLACKACRE (2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award (judged by Robin Coste Lewis). It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award and longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as being named one of the best poetry collections of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post and BuzzFeed. Her previous book IGNATZ (2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her poems have been widely published, including in Poetry, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Lana Turner, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry. The daughter of Korean immigrants and a former lawyer, she lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University and in the Columbia and Sarah Lawrence MFA Programs.
This event is hosted by the Harvard University Department of English, and it is free and open to the public. The reading will be followed by a book signing.