Summer Faculty Reading | Mark Levine, Amy Parker & Lan Samantha Chang

May 24, 2022

08:00 PM

Dey House, Frank Conroy Reading Room

507 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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Mark Levine, Amy Parker, Lan Samantha Chang

The Writers' Workshop presents an in-person and virtual reading with this summer's Writers' Workshop faculty: Mark Levine, Amy Parker & Lan Samantha Chang

Virtual attendees may join us via Zoom

Poetry Professor Mark Levine is the author of four books of poems, Debt, Enola Gay, The Wilds, and Travels of Marco, and a book of nonfiction reportage, F5. Recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, an NEA, and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton, Levine has published poems in dozens of literary journals, as well as anthologies including Best American Poetry, Pushcart Prize Anthology, American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology and American Poets in the Twenty-First Century: The New Poetics. Levine has also worked extensively as a long-form journalist for publications including The New York Times Magazine; The New Yorker; Outside, New York; and Men’s Journal, and his work has been selected for Best American Magazine Writing and Best American Sports Writing.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction Amy Parker is the author of Beasts and Children, described by Kirkus Reviews as “riveting” and by Booklist as “An electrifying, daring, and magical debut collection.” Her work has appeared in Narrative, Five Chapters, At Length, Los Angeles Review Print Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Teaching-Writing Fellowship in fiction and a Meta-Rosenberg fellowship in fiction, as well as grants from the Ucross Foundation, the Clarion Foundation, the Marble House Foundation, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation/Vermont Studio Center.

Writers' Workshop Program Director and Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts, Lan Samantha Chang is the author of a collection of short fiction, Hunger, and three novels, Inheritance; All Is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost; and The Family Chao. Her work has been translated into nine languages and has been chosen twice for The Best American Short Stories. She has received creative writing fellowships from Stanford University, Princeton University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy in Berlin.

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