Authors Lan Samantha Chang and Samantha Hunt Read New Work at Folger Theatre
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 183rd birthday with Peter Gizzi (Threshold Songs), a poet who has been called Dickinson's modern-day heir. Gizzi will be discussing the great American poet's legacy, in addition to reading from his own work. Hovering between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, Gizzi's poetry explores the hardships and pleasures in life. A former poetry editor for The Nation, Gizzi has garnered numerous awards and fellowships, and has taught at Brown and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn More
Admired for their ingenious prose and arresting narratives, two contemporary writers read from new work.
Lan Samantha Chang is the author of two novels, All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost andInheritance, as well as a story collection Hunger. She has been awarded the Southern Review Fiction Prize, the PEN/Beyond Margins Prize for Fiction, and was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly,Ploughshares, and The Best American Short Stories. She is a professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa and Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Samantha Hunt’s second novel, The Invention of Everything Else, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel, The Seas, won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. Hunt’s fiction has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and other publications. She lives in Tivoli, New York and teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
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