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Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Monica Youn
October 12 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Poet Monica Youn will read from her work followed by a brief Q&A and book signing, courtesy of Barnes & Noble at FIT bookstore.
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.
Read examples of Youn’s work by clicking the links below:
“Brownacre” (The New Yorker)
“103 Korean Martyrs” (Poetry Foundation)
“Blackacre” (Poetry Foundation)
“Drawing for Absolute Beginners” (Poetry Foundation)
PBS Newshour reading “A Guide to Usage: ‘Mine’” (audio on Soundcloud)
Monica Youn Reading “Palinode” and “Portrait of a Hanged Woman”
“Transformation, however limited that transformation may be“: An Interview with Monica Youn (Prairie Schooner)
This event is free and open to the public.