[New-Poetry] Fwd: [Wgcp-whc] Big week for Poetry and Poetics at Yale
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Mon Nov 29 16:51:36 EST 2010
FYI...A recent YYPP winner, Ken Chen, reads tonight at Yale.
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Subject: [Wgcp-whc] Big week for Poetry and Poetics at Yale
we're going into a intense time for poetry fans. I'm sending notice of several events upcoming that are of particular interest to members of this group.
Tonight Ken Chen, an early member of the WGCP, now member-at-large is reading on campus from his book of poems (which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize) . Tomorrow, Peter Gizzi--who visited the WGCP last year-- will be doing a Q and A with undergrads, but the event is open to the public.
And lastly, New Haven Review Books is having a party to launch two new books, one of which is a collection of poems (entitled Blue for Oceans) by our very own Charles Douthat--what better reason to attend a party?
I'll paste the info for these events below. Also, a reminder that we meet this Friday to discuss the work of David Shapiro.
November 29: 7:30 pm, Calhoun Master’s House, 434 College Street
Ken Chen, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize 2009, will read his poetry in the Calhoun Master's House today at 730. Louise Gluck, judge of the Yale Younger Poets Prize, will introduce him.
Glück Picks Ken Chen For Yale Younger Poets Prize -- 5.29.09
A little over a year after being named executive director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Ken Chen can add another impressive line to his resumé. Yale University Press on Wednesday announced that he is winner of this year's Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His first collection, Juvenilia, will be published next spring.
Chen, who succeeded Quang Bao at the New York City-based nonprofit organization, is the first Chinese American to win the prestigious poetry award in over twenty-five years. In a statement released by the Writers' Workshop, Chen credits the organization for giving him the support he needed to finish his first book. "It was the Workshop that led me to find a community of writers, who gave me the encouragement and mentorship I needed to complete my manuscript," he says.
Louise Glück chose Juvenilia for the award, which is given for a first collection by a poet under the age of forty. It was Glück's seventh pick as the series judge. Since 2004 she's chosen the following collections: It Is Daylight by Arda Collins, The Earth in the Attic by Fady Joudah, Frail-Craft by Jessica Fisher, Green Squall by Jay Hopler, Crush by Richard Siken, and The Cuckoo by Peter Streckfus.
Tuesday, Nov. 30th, Peter Gizzi
* Poet Peter Gizzi to discuss and read his work with English 127 students (open to the public).
* Date: Tuesday, Nov. 30th,
* Time: 7:00-8:30pm
* Place: WLH 116
Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Charles Douthat
WHAT: Launch party for NEW HAVEN REVIEW BOOKS, a new non-profit press based here in town.
WHO: Authors Charles Douthat and Greg Feeley will read from, sell, and sign their new books.
SAY WHAT?: You can learn more here.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kehler-Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Ave., New Haven (in Westville Village)
WHO ELSE: You, and anyone you want to bring.
PLEASE: Come. Support this amazing new venture. Drink on us.
JUST DRINK?: No, cookies too. And other edibles.
KIDS?: If they are quiet and attractive.
AREN'T ALL KIDS ATTRACTIVE?: Yes.
RSVP?: It would be nice if you did.
QUESTIONS: Can be directed to mark.e.oppenheimer at gmail.com or bfslattery at gmail.com
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