Poet Jennifer Chang


Immediate: November 9, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 (Media only) E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu

Garden City, NY The Literature Live! program at Nassau Community College will welcome poet Jennifer Chang to the campus on Friday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the Bradley Hall Ballroom. In an event that is free and open to the public, Chang will read from her debut collection of poems entitled The History of Anonymity.

As described in the Boston Review, “The plaintive, beautifully cadenced poems in Jennifer Chang's first book range from psalms and essays to endnotes and excerpts from an imagined textÉthe collection is unified by an ongoing engagement with the natural world.” This event is co-sponsored by the English Department, the Student Creative Writing Club and the Center for Arts and Humanities.

The History of Anonymity was an inaugural selection of the VQR Poetry Series and a finalist for the Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers. Chang's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, the Boston Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Northwest Review and The New Republic. She has received fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony and Yadoo.

Literature Live! is the reading series of The Creative Writing Project of Nassau Community College, which invites nationally and internationally acclaimed authors to share their work and experiences. For more information about Chang's appearance at NCC, contact Prof. Richard Newman, Creative Writing Project Coordinator, at richard.newman@ncc.edu or 516.572.7720.


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