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Writing Asian America: A Reading and Conversation with Three Poets

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Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:15pm - 6:00pm


CGIS South S030, Public Gathering Room, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge



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Gazette Classification: Lecture Organization/Sponsor: Asian American
Studies Seminar Series; Sponsored by the Harvard University Asia
Center and co-sponsored by the Korea Institute, Asian American Studies
Working Group and the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights
Speaker(s): <strong>Tamiko Beyer </strong><br /><em>Author of the
poetry collections "Last Days" (forthcoming) and "We Come
Elemental"&nbsp;</em><br /><strong>Paul Tran </strong><br
/><em>Recipient of the Ruth Lilly &amp; Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg
Fellowship from Poetry Magazine and the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry
Prize</em><br /><strong>Emily Yoon</strong><br /><em>Author of
"Ordinary Misfortunes" (Tupelo Press, 2017), winner of the Sunken
Garden Chapbook Prize.&nbsp;</em> Chair: Professor <strong>Ju Yon
Kim</strong><br /><em>Department of English, Harvard University</em>
Link: https://asiacenter.harvard.edu/events/writing-asian-america-a-reading-and-conversation-with-three-poets-530
Tamiko Beyer is the author of the poetry collections Last Days
(forthcoming) and We Come Elemental. Her work has been published in
Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, Literary Hub, the Rumpus,
Dusie, and elsewhere. She is a Kundiman and VONA fellow and a
Hedgebrook alum. A social justice communications writer and
strategist, she spends her days writing truth to power. Paul Tran is
the recipient of the Ruth Lilly &amp; Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg
Fellowship from Poetry Magazine and the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry
Prize. Their work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and
elsewhere. Paul is the first Asian American since 1993 to win the
Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, placing Top 10 at the Individual
World Poetry Slam and Top 2 at the National Poetry Slam. Emily Yoon is
the author of Ordinary Misfortunes (Tupelo Press, 2017), winner of the
Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize. Her first full-length collection, A
Cruelty Special to Our Species, was published by Ecco in 2018. Her
poems and translations have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry
magazine, Columbia Journal Online, Pinwheel, and elsewhere. She is the
poetry editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian
American Writers' Workshop, and is pursuing a PhD in Korean literature
in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the
University of Chicago. In 2017, Yoon was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly
and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry



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Monday, April 22, 2019 - 16:15 to 18:00



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