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An Evening of Poetry with Chen Chen and John Bonanni

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a poetry reading and Q and A with Chen Chen and John Bonanni. A book sale and signing will accompany the event.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or fill out the form bellow.

Author Bios:

Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. The collection was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and named one of the best of 2017 by The Brooklyn Rail, Entropy, Library Journal, and others. His work has appeared in many publications, including Poetry, Tin House, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry, Bettering American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Chen earned his MFA from Syracuse University and is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing as an off-site Texas Tech University student. He lives in frequently snowy Rochester, NY with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles. Chen is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.

John Bonanni serves as founding editor for the Cape Cod Poetry Review. His poems have appeared in CutBankHayden’s Ferry ReviewHobartSeattle ReviewWashington Square Review,Verse Daily, and Prairie Schooner and his book reviews have appeared in Rain TaxiTupelo Quarterly, and Kenyon Review.

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Date:
July 23
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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sturgis Library
3090 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630 United States
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