All Request Live: A Reading and Conversation with Victoria Chang and Dana Levin
Join two of contemporary poetry's formal innovators as they choose each other's set lists, live on stage, and spark conversation through this process.
What draws a reader to a poem? How do poems come into their forms? What brings aesthetic delight? What is it to be writing and reading poems now, in America, in the midst of generational tumult and change? These and other questions will come into play as Chang and Levin read from and discuss their new books of poetry.
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Victoria Chang’s new book of poetry is The Trees Witness Everything (Copper Canyon Press and Corsair Books, U.K.). Her previous book of poetry, OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), was named a New York Times Notable Book, a Time Must-Read Book, and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry, and the PEN/Voelcker Award. Her nonfiction book, Dear Memory (Milkweed Editions), was published in 2021. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and lives in Los Angeles and is a Core Faculty member within Antioch’s low-residency MFA Program.