Literature Is Alive At Emory: Jane Wong + Jennifer S. Cheng

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DEAR LEOPARD SHIPS DRIFTING GENTLY IN THE BLOOD OF THE SEA:

PLEASE JOIN JANE WONG AND JENNIFER S. CHENG ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THEIR BOOKS, OVERPOUR (ACTION BOOKS) + HOUSE A (OMNIDAWN).

BRING YR HEARTS. BRING YR GARLANDS*.

*Speaking of garlands, Lit. is Alive @ Emory will be keeping the General Strike in mind and following details of it carefully. It seems hearing poetry is a thing that can still happen on this day <3.

Jane Wong holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. She is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow and Kundiman Fellow. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center. The recipient of The American Poetry Review's 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, poems have appeared in journals such as Pleiades, The Volta, Third Coast, and the anthologies Best American Poetry 2015 (Scribner), Best New Poets 2012 (The University of Virginia Press) and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press). She is the author of OVERPOUR (Action Books). Currently, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University and teaches Creative Writing and Asian American Studies.

Jennifer S. Cheng received her BA from Brown University, MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa, and MFA in Poetry from San Francisco State University. She is the author of HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize, and Invocation: An Essay (New Michigan Press), a chapbook in which fragments of text, photographs, found images, and white space influence one another to create meaning. A U.S. Fulbright scholar, Kundiman fellow, and Bread Loaf work-study scholar, she is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Harold Taylor Award, the Ann Fields Poetry Award, the Mid-American Review Fineline Prize, and multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poetry and lyric essays appear in Tin House, AGNI, Web Conjunctions, Mid-American Review, Black Warrior Review, The Normal School, The Volta, The Offing, Seneca Review, Fifty-Fifty (an anthology of Hong Kong writing), and elsewhere. Having grown up in Texas, Hong Kong, and Connecticut, she currently lives in rapture of the coastal prairies of northern California.
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