The New Social Environment#747

A Cyan Afternoon 慘青年華 : A Rail Reading Curated by Chia-Lun Chang

Featuring Chang, Jameson Fitzpatrick, I-Hui Hsiao 蕭詒徽, Sawako Nakayasu and Courtney Faye Taylor


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Chia-Lun Chang curates our 122nd Poetry Reading with Jameson Fitzpatrick, I-Hui Hsiao 蕭詒徽, Sawako Nakayasu and Courtney Faye Taylor

In this talk

Jameson Fitzpatrick

A portrait of poet Jameson Fitzpatrick in a black dress
Jameson Fitzpatrick is a poet and occasional critic. The author of the poetry collection Pricks in the Tapestry (Birds, LLC, 2020) and the chapbooks Mr. & (Indolent Books, 2018) and Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications, 2014), she is a 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow and teaches first-year writing at New York University.

I-Hui Hsiao

A portrait of I-Hui Hsiao
Poet I-Hui Hsiao was born in 1991, and is author of “A Thousand and Seven Hundred Kinds of Approaches —Free Canned Literature I” (2017), “Obscure Apple VOL.1” (2017), “Sufi Whirling”  (2017, co-writer), “Bion Shojo Jacqueline” (2019) and “Wrinkles —BIOS monthly Interview Highlights” (2021, co-writer).

Sawako Nakayasu

A portrait of Sawako Nakayasu
Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. Her newest books include Pink Waves (Omnidawn), Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From (Wave Books) and the pamphlet, Say Translation Is Art (Ugly Duckling Presse). Translations include The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa (Modern Library, 2020 reprint), as well as Mouth: Eats Color – Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals (Rogue Factorial, 2011), a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry. Settle Her, which was written on the #1 bus line in Providence on Thanksgiving Day of 2017, and which commemorates her cutting ties with normative Thanksgiving celebrations, is forthcoming from Solid Objects.

Courtney Faye Taylor

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Courtney Faye Taylor is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of Concentrate (Graywolf Press, 2022), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths and finalist for the 2023 NAACP Image Awards. Courtney earned her BA from Agnes Scott College and her MFA from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program where she received the Hopwood Prize in Poetry. A recipient of the 92Y Discovery Prize and an Academy of American Poets Prize, Courtney’s work can be found in Poetry Magazine, The Nation, Ploughshares, Best New Poets, and elsewhere.

Chia-Lun Chang

A photo of Chia-Lun Chang
Chia-Lun Chang is the author of Prescribee (2022), winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks, An Alien Well-Tamed and One Day We Become Whites. She has received support from Jerome Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Tofte Lake Center, Poets House, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council among others. Chia-Lun teaches contemporary Taiwanese poetry and fiction at the Brooklyn Public Library. Born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan, she lives in Brooklyn.

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