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Nguyen Phan Que Mai: A Reading and Discussion with Bruce Weigl

Nguyen Phan Que Mai and Bruce Weigl
Date and Time: 
March 10, 2015 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members

Award-winning Vietnamese writer, journalist and translator Nguyen Phan Que Mai, presents with Bruce Weigl, Pulitzer Prize nominee, renowned translator, author of thirteen poetry collections, and Que Mai's collaborator on her latest book, The Secret of Hoa Sen.

Nguyen Phan Que Mai is the author of three poetry collections and translator of six poetry books. The Secret of Hoa Sen (2014), co-translated with Bruce Weigl, is her first full-length collection. Her literary awards include the Poetry of the Year Award from the Hanoi Writers Association for her collection Freeing Myself (2010); the Capital's Literature & Arts Award from the Hanoi Union of Literature & Arts Associations; and the Award from the Vietnam Writers Association for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Vietnamese Literature Overseas. She currently lives in Singapore.

Bruce Weigl's most recent poetry collection The Abundance of Nothing (2013), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The author of thirteen poetry collections, and the best-selling memoir The Circle of Hanh, he is past President of the Associated Writing Programs. He has received such literary awards as the Poet's Prize from the Academy of American Poets; the Lannan Literary Award; the Robert Creeley Award; and a Medal for Significant Contributions from the Vietnam Union of Literature & Arts Associations and the Vietnam Writers Association. Weigl is currently Poetry Professor at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio.

Presented as part of the Emerging Poets Fellowship public lecture series, with support from the Jerome Foundation.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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