"Because We Come from Everything": Poetry & Migration

  • The Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States

A Reading on Poetry and Migration.

Featuring Kundiman fellow Hieu Minh Nguyen, José B. González, Tarfia Faizullah, and Emmy Pérez.

Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00 PM Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street Chicago, IL 60654

“Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration” is the inaugural theme of the Poetry Coalition, a collective of twenty organizations around the country, who will present programs on the shared topic in March.

Hieu Minh Nguyen is a Kundiman fellow, a poetry editor for Muzzle magazine, and the author of This Way to the Sugar (2014) and the forthcoming collection Not Here (2018). José B. González is the author of the International Latino Book Award Finalist, Toys Made of Rock. A Fulbright Scholar, he has been a featured speaker at colleges throughout the United States, as well as the Smithsonian Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. Tarfia Faizullah’s poems appear widely in periodicals and anthologies both in the United States and abroad, and have been translated into Bengali, Spanish, Persian, and Chinese. She is the author of Seam (2016) and Registers of Illuminated Villages (forthcoming in 2018). Emmy Pérez, a past CantoMundo fellow, is the author of With the River on Our Face (2016) and Solstice (2011).

Cosponsored with the Poetry Foundation and Letras Latinas at Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies

Free and open to the public.

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