Nancy Huang, coming all the way from New Hampshire, is celebrating the recent publication of her first book Favorite Daughter (Write Bloody Publishing), and she’ll be joined by terrific Pacific Northwest poets Cathy Linh Che, Paul Hlava, and Christopher Rose.
Nancy Huang (黄洁) is a queer Chinese-American poet. She is a winner of the 2016 Write Bloody Poetry contest, an Andrew Julius Gutow Academy of American Poets Prize, a James F. Parker Award in Poetry, a 2015 YoungArts Finalist prize, and more. She has received fellowships from VONA and Tin House, and is a former member of UT Spitshine. She competed/resisted at CUPSI 2017 in Chicago, where all her poems were nominated for Best of the Rest. Her debut poetry collection, Favorite Daughter, is out by Write Bloody Publishing.
Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, the Norma Farber First Book Award, and the Best Poetry Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives in Seattle, where she works as Executive Director of Kundiman, an organization that serves Asian American writers.
Paul Hlava‘s poems have appeared in Narrative Magazine, BOMB, the Acentos Review, and PEN Poetry Series, among others, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has been awarded a Poets House Fellowship, Cave Canem summer workshop, and was named a Best New Poet. He holds an MFA from New York University, and is now a Seattleite.
Christopher Rose is originally from Seattle, Washington. His poems have appeared in Crabfat, Chelsea Station, Fjords Review:Black American Edition, The Pariahs Anthology, Yellow Chair Review, TAYO Literary Magazine, The Hawaii Review, Drunk in a Midnight Choir and others. He is a Cave Canem fellow and currently serves as the Department Chair of Composition and Literature at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus in Portland, Oregon, where he also teaches African American Literature and Science Fiction.