Readings by Asian American and African American poets
Tina Chang holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Indiana Review, Quarterly West, and the anthology Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2004), among others, and is the author of a collection of poetry, Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004).
Terrance Hayes is the author of Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002) and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999). His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize and a Best American Poetry selection. Wind in a Box is forthcoming from Penguin in 2006. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.
Yusef Komunyakaa‘s books of poetry include Taboo: The Wishbone Trilogy, Part 1 (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2004);Thieves of Paradise (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1998), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Neon Vernacular: New & Selected Poems 1977-1989 (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1993), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Komunyakaa is currently a professor in the Council of Humanities and Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
Bino Realuyo is the author of the novel The Umbrella Country (Random House, 1999) and the forthcoming collection, The Gods We Worship Live Next Door (Univ. of Utah Press, 2006), recipient of the 2005 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. He is also the editor of The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings about New York City (AAWW, 1999). He is an adult educator in New York City.
Tracy K. Smith was awarded the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her book, The Body’s Question (Graywolf, 2003). She is the recipient of a 2004 Rona Jaffe Writers Award and a 2005 Whiting Writers Award. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
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