Brooklyn Poets Reading Series
The Brooklyn Poets Reading Series returns on Friday, February 15, at 100 Bogart, featuring poets Kyle Liang, Laura Eve Engel and Edward Hirsch. Free and open to the public. Doors at 7:30, reading at 8. Wine courtesy of Bushwick's Irving Bottle and light refreshments will be served.
Kyle Liang is a 23-year-old, first-generation-born Chinese American poet from Norwich, Connecticut. He is the author of How to Build a House, winner of the 2017 Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Contest. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Apogee, Hobart, Anomaly and Tinderbox, among other journals, and his poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net, Best New Poets, Bettering American Poetry and Pushcart Prizeanthologies. Kyle’s family is originally from Taiwan and Malaysia, and he currently lives in Hamden, Connecticut, where he is completing an MHS in Physician Assistant at Quinnipiac University.
Laura Eve Engel is the author of Things That Go (Octopus Books, 2019). A recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, her work can be found in Best American Poetry, Boston Review, PEN America, Tin House and elsewhere. She's in a band called The Old Year.
Edward Hirsch has published nine books of poems, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems; Gabriel: A Poem, a book-length elegy that won the National Jewish Book Award; and Wild Gratitude, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also published five prose books, among them How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry, a national bestseller, and A Poet’s Glossary. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, the Prix de Rome, and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award. In 2008, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and lives in Prospect Heights.
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