Poets Diana Khoi Nguyen and Jennifer S. Cheng

Poets Diana Khoi Nguyen and Jennifer S. Cheng

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Location:
Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley CA 94704

Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. In addition to winning the 92Y "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest and being shortlisted for the National Book Award, she is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver.

Jennifer S. Cheng is the author of MOON: Letters, Maps, Poems (2018), selected by Bhanu Kapil for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award; House A (2016), selected by Claudia Rankine for the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize; and Invocation: An Essay (2011), an image-text chapbook published by New Michigan Press. She received fellowships and awards from Brown University, the University of Iowa, the U.S. Fulbright program, Kundiman, Bread Loaf, and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas and Hong Kong, she lives in San Francisco.

Ryan Black is the author of Death of a Nativist, selected by Linda Gregerson for the 2016 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. He has published previously or has work forthcoming in AGNI, Blackbird, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, and has received fellowships from the Adirondack Center for Writing, The Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Queens Council on the Arts. He is the Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing at Queens College/CUNY, and lives in Jackson Heights.

 Esther Lin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for 21 years. She is the author of The Ghost Wife, winner of the 2017 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, the Missouri Review, Pleiades, Triquarterly, Vinyl, and elsewhere. She was awarded the Crab Orchard Review’s 2018 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize. Currently she is a 2017–19 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and an organizer for Undocupoets.