Glenn Close Reads Jenny Xie

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Glenn Close reads “Old Wives’ Tales on Which I Was Fed” from Jenny Xie’s debut collection, Eye Level (Graywolf Press, 2018), which won the Academy of American Poets’ 2017 Walt Whitman Award. Eye Level is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Mai Der Vang

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“It’s important to be proud of who you are, as a Hmong person, to know your history, to know your roots, because that’s what will really empower you to speak up for your people...” Mai Der Vang, recipient of the 2016 Walt Whitman Award and author of the debut poetry collection, Afterland (Graywolf Press, 2017), speaks about her family’s experience as Hmong refugees in America.

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Hannah Sanghee Park

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“The asking was askance. / And the tale all told. / So then, in tandem, / Anathema and anthem.” Hannah Sanghee Park reads “And a Lie” from her poetry collection The Same-Different (Louisiana State University Press, 2015) in this video from the Academy of American Poets’ 2014 Poets Forum. Park is one of the debut poets featured in “Fractures Through Time” in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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