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PEN/Faulkner & Hill Center Present: Poet Sally Wen Mao
Thursday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation and Hill Center are hosting a reading by poet Sally Wen Mao, the 2017-2018 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at George Washington University. Mao will be in conversation with poet and essayist Jennifer Chang.
Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014). Her second book, Oculus, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2019. Her work has won a 2017 Pushcart Prize and is published or forthcoming in A Public Space, Poetry, Black Warrior Review, Guernica, The Missouri Review, Tin House, The Best of the Net 2014 and The Best American Poetry 2013, among others. The recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, the New York Public Library Cullman Center, and Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Mao holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University. She is the 2017-2018 Jenny McKean Writer in Washington at the George Washington University.
Jennifer Chang is the author of two books of poems, The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Poetry, and she has written essays on poetry, poetics, and culture for the Los Angeles Review of Books, New England Review, Blackwell Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, and Oxford Book of Asian American Literature and Culture. She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman and is assistant professor of English and creative writing at George Washington University.