Triptych Readings @ Solas
(pairing established and emerging writers)
Monday, Sept 14, 2009 7:00 PM
CATHY PARK HONG
ALLISON BENIS WHITE
Location: Solas Bar
232 E. 9th St. (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
Nearest Subways: 6 at Astor Pl.; L at Third Ave.; N, R, W at 8th St.-NYU
Admission is Free.
Please see our website: www.triptychreadings.com
for directions, poems and more about our readers and upcoming readings.
Arthur Sze is the author of eight books of poems, including, The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998, Quipu, and recently published, The Ginkgo Light (Copper Canyon Press, 2009). He is also the editor of Chinese Writers on Writing (forthcoming from Trinity University Press in April, 2010), as well as a translator, and released The Silk Dragon: Translations of Chinese Poetry in 2001. His awards include a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowships, a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship, three grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and a Western States Book Award for Translation. He is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the first poet laureate of Santa Fe.
Cathy Park Hong's first book, Translating Mo'um, was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by WW Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Village Voice Fellowship for Minority Reporters. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Paris Review, Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, and other journals, and she has reported for the Village Voice, The Guardian, Salon, and Christian Science Monitor. She now lives in New York City and is an Assistant Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.
Allison Benis White is the author of Self-Portrait with Crayon, winner of the 2008 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Competition. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Pleiades, among other journals. Her honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, the Bernice Slote Award from Prairie Schooner, and a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. She is currently at work on a second manuscript, “Small Porcelain Head,” which received the 2008 James D. Phelan Award for a work-in-progress from The San Francisco Foundation.