Literary Legacies, a collaboration between Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation and the Poetry Society of America, brings two writers together to read and talk about their work. Readings by poets Jennifer Chang and Patrick Rosal will be followed by a conversation moderated by Julius Baltonado and a book signing.
Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which was long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award and won the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, Poetry, andA Public Space, and she has poems and essays forthcoming in New England Review, New Literary History, The New York Times, and Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian Pacific American Literature and Culture. She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, an organization that supports Asian American writers, and teaches creative writing and literature at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Patrick Rosal is a poet, essayist, interdisciplinary artist, and musician/composer/arranger. He is the author of four books of poetry. His most recent, Brooklyn Antediluvian, was winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. His writing has appeared in Best American Poetry, the New York Times, American Poetry Review, Tin House, New England Review, and many other journals and anthologies. He has been a featured performer across four continents and at hundreds of venues and festivals throughout the United States. A recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fulbright Core Researcher Program, he currently teaches at Princeton University as Visiting Associate Professor. He is a full-time member of the MFA faculty at Rutgers University-Camden.
Julius Baltonado is a Filipino-born American poet. He is Program Manager and Intern Coordinator at Bowery Arts + Science, which runs The Bowery Poetry Club, where he produces a number of open mics and art showcases for poetry, music, and drama. He was a writing and research fellow at The Louis Armstrong House Museum Archives, and he received his MFA in Creative Writing and Poetry from Queens College.
Co-sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College-CUNY and the Poetry Society of America.
Free and open to the public.
405 Klapper Hall
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Klapper Hall
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, NY 11367