The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Major Jackson, Valzhyna Mort, and Ishion Hutchinson
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Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Major Jackson, Valzhyna Mort, and Ishion Hutchinson.
Other poets to be featured this season include L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, Joshua Bell, and Elaine Bleakney. Series curated by Colin Cheney.
Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry: HOLDING COMPANY (2010, Norton); HOOPS (2006, Norton); and LEAVING SATURN (2002, University of Georgia Press), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. This spring, he is the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.
Valzhyna Mort made her American debut with a poetry collection FACTORY OF TEARS (Copper Canyon Press, 2008). Mort received the Lannan Literary Fellowship for 2010-2011.
Ishion Hutchinson's first book, FAR DISTRICT, will be released by Peepal Tree Press in North America in June. He was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His work has appeared in such publications as Callaloo Journal, The LA Review, Poetry International, The Wolf Magazine, and Southern Humanities Review.