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Poets @ Pace: Spring 2019 (NYC)

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Enjoy an evening of verse-atile talent at this exclusive free poetry reading on Monday, April 15. There will be a book signing and refreshments!

Every semester, the Poets @ Pace series welcomes poets who inspire, captivate, and change the way we think about poetry. This reading features two vibrant poets—Jordan Davis and Wang Ping—who rarely give readings in the New York area. You’re in for a real treat! This free event will include a Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. Join us for an evening of verse-atile talent:

Monday, April 15, 2019
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Bianco Room
NYC Campus

Poets @ Pace, which brings important poets to the Pace NYC Campus each semester, is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Here’s the lineup:

  • >> Jordan Davis has been active in the poetry world since graduating from Columbia. He worked for a time as assistant to Kenneth Koch; was poetry editor of The Nation; edited a number of literary publications including The Poetry Project Newsletter, Teachers and Writers, and the poetry magazine The Hat; and wrote for Chicago Review, Slate, Boston Review, Times Literary Supplement, and Fence’s Davis has also hosted various reading series, taught poetry workshops, and published his own poems in places such as American Poetry Review, Poetry, and The New Yorker. His new poetry collection, Shell Game, is one of the standouts in recent years.

  • >> Born in Shanghai, Wang Ping came to the US in 1986 and has been active on a number of literary, artistic, and cultural fronts for the past 20 years. She is the founder and director of the Kinship of Rivers project, which builds artistic and cultural connection among the people who live along the Amazon, Ganges, Mississippi, and Yangtze rivers. Ping has also published poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations, and has worked in photography and film. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and a Vermont Studio Center Artist Fellowship. Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China won the Eugene M. Kayden Award for Best Book in Humanities, and her most recent book, Life of Miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, won the 2017 AWP creative non-fiction award. She is Professor of English at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.