Poetry of Our World: Mai Der Vang & Chris Abani at Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Hill-Stead Museum, Wednesday, 31. July 2019

Poetry of Our World: Mai Der Vang & Chris Abani at Sunken Garden Poetry Festival!
Picnics are welcome and food and wine can also be purchased from festival vendors. Guests bring their own chairs and blankets and choose a spot among the flower beds, surrounded by eight-foot stone walls and the sounds of nature. 
Mai Der Vang is the author of Afterland (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award in Poetry, and a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, she served as a Visiting Writer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Tin House, the American Poetry Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. Mai Der is a member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle where she co-edited How Do I Begin: A Hmong American Literary Anthology. A Kundiman fellow, Mai Der has completed residencies at Civitella Ranieri and Hedgebrook. Born and raised in Fresno, California, she earned degrees from the University of California Berkeley and Columbia University. In Fall 2019, Mai Der will join the Creative Writing MFA faculty at Fresno State as an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing.
Chris Abani is the author of Sanctificum; There Are No Names for Red; Feed Me the Sun: Collected Long Poems; Hands Washing Water; Dog Woman; Daphne’s Lot and Kalakuta Republic. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the PEN/Hemingway Award.
Season Pass  | $65Online  | $15At the gate | $20Children under 18 | FREE
For reserved seating with chairs and VIP parking, please join The Live Poets Society. 
For additional poetry events, see the Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry Festival page.
Hill-Stead Museum’s renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event which takes place on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington, CT.
The community cherishes this five-event series of readings and music performances in the tranquil and historic Sunken Garden. Visitors can arrive early to tour the museum’s world-class Impressionist art collection, walk the trails or attend the prelude conversations with headlining poets.
Inspired by the surroundings, many attendees take the opportunity to write their own poetry and prose, lingering after dusk to finish their poems and conversations.
Hill-Stead is proud to make the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival accessible to all.

Wednesday, 31. July 2019, Hill-Stead Museum, Poetry of Our World: Mai Der Vang & Chris Abani at Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

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