A poetry reading and moderated conversation with Jeffrey Yang.
Jeffrey Yang is the author of four books of poetry: Line and Light, Hey, Marfa (winner of the Southwest Book Award); Vanishing-Line; and An Aquarium (winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. He is the translator of Bei Dao’s autobiography City Gate, Open Up, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s June Fourth Elegies, Ahmatjan Osman’s Uyghurland, the Farthest Exile, Su Shi’s East Slope, and an anthology of classical Chinese poetry Rhythm 226. He has edited the poetry anthologies Birds, Beasts, and Seas and Time of Grief, a volume of Walt Whitman’s poetry and prose, The Sea Is a Continual Miracle, and an expanded edition of Mary Oppen’s Meaning a Life: An Autobiography. Yang has received fellowships from the DAAD artists-in-Berlin program, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Omina Freundeshilfe Foundation. He edits books for New Directions Publishing and New York Review Books.
Literary Arts Lab: Art and Trouble is a two-day festival of public readings, panels, craft talks, and Q&As featuring writers Daisy Hernández, Chang-rae Lee, Antoine Wilson, and Jeffrey Yang in conversation with UChicago faculty, students, and community members. Come join us as we explore the intersections between art, trouble, imagination, and writing craft. Free and open to everyone.