Join us for a very special transatlantic reading and in-conversation between the acclaimed poets and critics Cathy Park Hong and Will Harris. Hong’s three poetry collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Engine Empire. Her recently published book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings, is a ground-breaking exploration of Asian American experience, one that is rooted in a life and embodied imagination. Claudia Rankine writes of Minor Feelings ‘To read this book is to become more human’. Will Harris’s own critical meditation on race and the racial imaginary, Mixed Race Superman, was published in the US and the UK, followed closely by his Forward Prize nominated poetry collection Rendang from Granta. Both writers’ works raise urgent questions about identity, belonging and radical aesthetics and anti-racist politics. The event will feature a discussion and public Q&A.
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