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Cathy Park Hong: “Stand Up: A Symposium on Race and the Avant-Garde”

May 13, 2016 @ 1:45 pm - 6:00 pm  |  Humanities 2, Room 259


UCSC’s Poetry & Politics Research Collective invites you to attend our spring event, “Stand Up: A Symposium on Race and the Avant-Garde with Cathy Park Hong.”

Please join us on Friday, May 13 for a symposium featuring creative and critical work by Literature faculty, lecturers, and graduate students, and a keynote reading by Cathy Park Hong (poet and professor at Sarah Lawrence College). Presenters will include Chris Chen, Vanessa Fernandez, David Lau, Rob Sean Wilson, and Ronaldo Wilson. Coffee, snacks, and refreshments will be offered.

Cathy Park Hong’s latest poetry collection, Engine Empire, was published in 2012 by W.W. Norton. Her other collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Translating Mo’um. Hong is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in Poetry, A Public Space, Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Baffler, Boston Review, The Nation, and other journals. She is the poetry editor of The New Republic and is an Associate Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.



1:45 p.m.: Welcome & Opening Remarks

2:00 p.m.: Panel 1
Whitney De Vos
Vanessa Fernandez
Kenan Sharpe
Rob Sean Wilson

Moderator: To be announced

3:45 p.m.: Break (coffee and tea served)

4:00 p.m.: Panel 2
Chris Chen
Ronaldo Wilson
David Lau

Moderator: To be announced

4:30 p.m.: Break (coffee and tea served)

4:45 p.m.: Keynote Reading by Cathy Park Hong

6:00 p.m.: Conference ends; please join us for a reception (snacks and wine served)
Location TBA

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May 13, 2016
1:45 pm - 6:00 pm
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