3/21: Reading & Conversation with Rae Armantrout, Mary-Alice Daniel, and Cindy Juyoung Ok

Join us on Thursday, March 21, 2024, 7pm for a reading and conversation with three tremendous poets: Rae Armantrout, Mary-Alice Daniel, and Cindy Juyoung Ok!

Reader Bios:

Writing for the Poetry Foundation, David Woo says that Rae Armantrout’s recent book Finalists (Wesleyan 2022) “emanates the radiant astonishment of living thought.” Her 2018 book, Wobble, was a finalist for the National Book Award that year. Her other books with Wesleyan include Partly: New and Selected Poems, Just Saying, Money Shot and Versed. In 2010 Versed won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. Retired from UC San Diego where she was professor of poetry and poetics, Armantrout is the current judge of the Yale Younger Poets Prize. A new book, Go Figure, will appear from Wesleyan in September,2024. Notice, a chapbook focused on the effects of climate change, is forthcoming from Wesleyan in February 2024.

Mary-Alice Daniel was born near the Niger/Nigeria border, then raised in England and Tennessee. Mass for Shut-Ins, her first book of poetry, won the 117th Yale Younger Poets Prize and was released in 2023. In 2022, her tri-continental memoir, A Coastline Is an Immeasurable Thing (HarperCollins/Ecco), was People’s Book of the Week and one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction Books of the Year. An alumna of Yale University (BA) and the University of Michigan (MFA), she received her PhD from the University of Southern California. Thereafter, she began a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University and served as the inaugural Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Washington University in St. Louis. A Cave Canem Fellow, she turns to her third and fourth books of poetry and prose. She holds the 2024 Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing at Scripps College. She is obviously a Scorpio.

Cindy Juyoung Ok is the author of Ward Toward (Yale, 2024) a MacDowell Fellow, and the Kenyon Review Fellow in poetry. A former high school physics teacher, she now teaches undergraduate poetry.