Join us on May 10 at 8 PM ET as we celebrate Eugenia Leigh’s latest and universally lauded poetry collection, BIANCA, a book that documents and confronts living in the throws of mental illness, complex trauma, and straddling the emotional spheres that orbit each other. Eugenia will be joined by powerhouse poet Tarfia Faizullah.
Eugenia Leigh is a Korean American poet and the author of two poetry collections, Bianca (Four Way Books, 2023) and Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way Books, 2014). Poems from Bianca received Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize and have appeared in numerous publications including The Atlantic, The Nation, Ploughshares, and the Best of the Net anthology. Her essays have appeared in TIME, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Eugenia received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and serves as a Poetry Editor at The Adroit Journal and as the Valentines Editor at Honey Literary.
Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf 2018) and Seam (SIU 2014. Her writing appears widely in the US and abroad, is translated into several languages, and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and other honors. Tarfia lives in Dallas, TX.
This event will be streamed on Zoom Webinar. Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link via email in advance of the event. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.
This event will be captioned and ASL interpretation is provided by Pro Bono ASL. For other access needs, please contact email@example.com.
Event Image Description: Atop a curved background of three different shades of pink and a bright yellow curved line is black bold text that reads “IN CELEBRATION OF BIANCA, BOOK LAUNCH WITH EUGENIA LEIGH AND TARFIA FAIZULLAH, MAY 10, 8PM ET ONLINE, ASL AND AUTO CAPTIONING PROVIDED, RSVP AT AAWW.ORG/EVENTS.” To the left hand side of the text is the cover of Bianca which features a human figure with dark straight hair blowing in the wind. The body is covered in small pink pieces of paper that are blowing toward them. There are pink pieces of paper in the air and on the floor. The text reads “Bianca” is thin yellow text with Eugenia Leigh’s name in smaller text below it. At the bottom of the graphic is a white bar with AAWW’s logo in bold black text and Asian American Writers’ Workshop spelled out beside it.