Poetry & Migration
Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
“Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration” is the inaugural theme of the Poetry Coalition, a collective of twenty organizations around the country, who will present programs on the shared topic in March. This reading, cosponsored with Kundiman and Letras Latinas, presents poets Hieu Minh Nguyen, José B. González, Tarfia Faizullah, and Emmy Pérez.
Hieu Minh Nguyen is a Kundiman fellow, a poetry editor for Muzzle magazine, and the author of This Way to the Sugar (2014) and the forthcoming collection Not Here (2018). José B. González is the author of the International Latino Book Award Finalist, Toys Made of Rock. A Fulbright Scholar, he has been a featured speaker at colleges throughout the United States, as well as the Smithsonian Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. Tarfia Faizullah’s poems appear widely in periodicals and anthologies both in the United States and abroad, and have been translated into Bengali, Spanish, Persian, and Chinese. She is the author of Seam (2016) and Registers of Illuminated Villages (forthcoming in 2018). Emmy Pérez, a past CantoMundo fellow, is the author of With the River on Our Face (2016) and Solstice (2011).
Learn more about the Poetry Coalition and Poetry & Migration events taking place across the country here.
Read the Poetry Coalition's collection of poems about migration here.
Cosponsored with Kundiman and Letras Latinas at Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies
Poetry Foundation events are first come, first served and capacity is limited. We only allow late admittance during a pre-determined program break.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.