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Jennifer S. Cheng, Eugenia Leigh, Kristin Xinming Chang, April Freely & Carina del Valle Schorske

Jennifer S. Cheng is a poet-essayist. Her second book, MOON: Letters, Maps, Poems (2018), was selected by Bhanu Kapil for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She is also the author of 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 has 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. 

Eugenia Leigh is the author of Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way Books), the winner of the 2015 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry as well as a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Rumpus, Indiana Review, The Collagist, North American Review, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, and the Best New Poets 2010 anthology. Eugenia received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was awarded the Thomas Lux Scholarship for her dedication to teaching, demonstrated through her writing workshops with incarcerated youths and with Brooklyn High School students. The recipient of fellowships and awards from Poets & Writers Magazine, Kundiman, The Frost Place, Rattle, and the Asian American Literary Review, Eugenia serves as the Poetry Editor of Hyphen, a news/culture magazine that celebrates the Asian American diaspora.

Kristin Xinming Chang lives in NY and reads for Winter Tangerine.  Her work has been nominated for Best New Poets, Bettering American Poetry, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize.  She is a 2018 Gregory Djanikian Scholar (selected by the Adroit Journal) and a Resist/Regenerate/Recycle fellow with the Wing On Wo Project in Manhattan Chinatown, where she teaches paper-making workshops as anti-gentrification resistance and community building.  Her debut chapbook “PAST LIVES, FUTURE BODIES” is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (October 2018).  

April Freely is a poet and essayist living in Provincetown, MA. Her writing has appeared in Forklift, OH, Ninth Letter, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the Ohio Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

Carina del Valle Schorske is a poet, essayist, and Spanish language translator at large in New York City. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times MagazineLit Hub, the New Yorker online, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The OffingThe Awl, and The Point, where she is Contributing Editor. She won Gulf Coast's 2016 Prize for her translations of the Puerto Rican poet Marigloria Palma. She is the happy recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, the Banff Center for Literary Translation, and Columbia University, where she is a doctoral candidate studying Caribbean literature and culture.

Earlier Event: May 5
Ryo Yamaguchi & Brittany Dennison
Later Event: May 8
May Workshop