Emory University is set to host a virtual reading by poet Marilyn Chin to celebrate Women’s History Month.
The online reading at 3 p.m. on March 13 is free and open to the public. Those who wish to participate can register online to receive a link to view it.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, Chin is a self-proclaimed activist poet. She said her work lamented and celebrated her “hyphenated” Chinese-American identity, according to an Emory press release. Her poems have been called funny, fearless and feminist and have won her many prestigious awards.
She has written five books of poetry, including 2018’s “A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems” and has also written a novel, “Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen.”
In addition to reading online, Chin also plans to discuss poetry with students in English and creative writing classes during her visit to Emory.
“The Rose Library is honored to have Marilyn Chin join us this spring to share her poetry,” said Jennifer Gunter King, director of the Rose Library at Emory. “His vivid and lively poetry will energize our community and create an opportunity to celebrate Asian American poetry and writing. We hope that many Emory students and members of the Atlanta community will enjoy this unique opportunity to share time with such an important figure in the world of poetry.