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Reading by Jenny Xie

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall
232 East Ave, Central Campus

The Fall 2019 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series kicks off with a reading by acclaimed Chinese American poet and National Book Award finalist Jenny Xie.

Jenny Xie was born in Hefei, China, and raised in New Jersey. She is the author of Eye Level, which was selected by Juan Felipe Herrera for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. Eye Level also received the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University, was named a finalist for the National Book Award and a PEN Open Book Award, and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her chapbook, Nowhere to Arrive, won the Drinking Gourd Prize. Xie holds degrees from Princeton University and NYU, and has received grants and support from Kundiman, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and Poets & Writers. Her work appears in POETRYThe New York Times Magazine, and Tin House, among other publications. She has taught creative writing at NYU and Princeton University, and currently lives in New York.

Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall

Free and open to the public

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this reading.

This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University

Next in the Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series:
MorganFest Celebration Reading featuring Robert Morgan, Elizabeth Holmes, Lynn Powell, & Robert Schultz on October 3, 2019

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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Society for the Humanities, Asian Studies, English, Department of Performing and Media Arts, Comparative Literature, Asian American Studies Program, College of Arts & Sciences, Diversity, Cornell China Center


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