University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Marilyn Chin


Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, books of poems include "Rhapsody in Plain Yellow" and "The Terrace Empty." She also published a book of magical fiction called "Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen." In addition to writing poetry and fiction, she has translated poems by the modern Chinese poet Ai Qing and co-translated poems by the Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu.

Chin has won numerous awards, including the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at Bellagio, the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, the Stegner Fellowship, the PEN/Josephine Miles Award, five Pushcart Prizes and a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan. Her works have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. She presently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Her new book is "A Portrait of the Self as a Nation."

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Scheduled events:
Scary Poems
Marilyn Chin, Cynthis Hogue and J. Michael Martinez discuss the problems and the power when poetry engages with moral questions of the time. Samples included!

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Marilyn Chin, Cynthia Hogue, J. Martinez
Moderator: Pamela Uschuk
Fierce and Beautiful Forms: A Reading by Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin will read from "Portrait of the Self as Nation," her new, award-winning book that spans 30 years of dazzling work and celebrates her innovative activism.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Marilyn Chin
Moderator: Cynthia Hogue

Books:
A Portrait of the Self as a Nation
Poetry
W. W. Norton
October 2018
ISBN 9780393652178
224 pages
$26.95, INSTORE
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A rich, illuminating compilation of selected and new poems from Marilyn Chin, one of our most celebrated poets.

Hard Love Province
Poetry
W W Norton
December 2015
ISBN 9780393351811
$15.95, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
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Stocker Foundation
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