The Poetry Society of America and Poets House present a celebration of Marilyn Chin's A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton, 2018). Spanning thirty years of dazzling work—from luminous early love lyrics to often-anthologized Asian American identity anthems, from political and subversive hybrid forms to feminist manifestos—A Portrait of the Self as Nation is a selection from one of America's most original and vital voices. Join us to hear a reading by Chin, a talk on her work and career, and a Q & A moderated by Poets House Program Director and poet Paolo Javier. Followed by a book signing and reception.
Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong. She is the author of four previous poetry collections and a novel. Her work has appeared in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, and Best American Poetry, among other publications. The winner of the PEN/Josephine Miles Literary Award, five Pushcart Prizes, fellowships from the United States Artists Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, among other honors, she lives in San Diego.
Co-presented by the Poetry Society of America, Poets House, W. W. Norton, and Kundiman.
Free and open to the public.