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JENNIFER CHANG and CECILY PARKS

Two visiting poets with new works from Univ. of Georgia Press.

Jennifer Chang was born and raised in New Jersey. She was educated at the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in Poetry. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, Best New Poets 2005, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, New England Review, VQR, and Pleiades. She reviews regularly for Boston Review and VQR. She has received fellowships and scholarships from the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She co-chairs the Advisory Board of Kundiman, an Asian American poetry organization based in NYC. Currently, she is a Commonwealth Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Virginia.
Cecily Parks's poems appear in such publications as Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Tin House, and the anthology Best New Poets 2007. She also has an essay in A Leaky Tent is a Piece of Paradise: Twenty Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World. Her chapbook Cold Work was selected by Li-Young Lee for the Poetry Society of America New York Chapbook Fellowship. She has received fellowships and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Bronx Writers' Center, The MacDowell Colony, The Millay Colony, and the Ucross Foundation. She is currently a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:00pm
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