Brooklyn Poets Reading Series: Chia-Lun Chang, Taneum Bambrick & Rigoberto Gonzalez

Join us for the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series at 144 Montague on Friday, April 14, featuring poets Chia-Lun Chang, Taneum Bambrick and Rigoberto Gonzalez! Free and open to the public, the event will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Wine reception for in-person attendees will begin at 6 PM and readings will begin at 6:30. Book signing to follow.

Advance online ticketing will end at 4 PM (ET) on the day of the event. After that, in-person guests will be admitted at the door until we reach capacity; virtual tickets will no longer be available. In-person guests are encouraged to get a ticket in advance. After 4 PM, a Zoom link will be emailed to virtual ticket holders.

Note that by attending the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series, you agree to abide by our code of conduct and COVID-19 policy. Brooklyn Poets reserves the right to dismiss from our programs any participant found to be in violation of these policies. Thank you for respecting our community.

Featured Poets

Chia-Lun Chang is the author of Prescribee (2022), winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks, An Alien Well-Tamed and One Day We Become Whites. Recent work appears in Granta, Bomb, Columbia Journal and Brooklyn Rail. She has received support from the Jerome Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Tofte Lake Center, Poets House and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which awarded her the 2022 Sarah Verdone Writing Award. Chang teaches contemporary Taiwanese poetry and fiction at the Brooklyn Public Library. Born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan, she lives in Brooklyn.

Taneum Bambrick is the author of Intimacies, Received (Copper Canyon Press, 2022) and Vantage (American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Award, 2019). Bambrick is a 2020 Stegner Fellow and a PhD student at the University of Southern California, and her work has appeared in the Nation, New Yorker, Poetry and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Rigoberto González lives in Newark, NJ, and is the author of eighteen books of poetry and prose, including his newest collection, To the Boy Who Was Night: Poems Selected and New (Four Way Books, 2023). His awards include Lannan, Guggenheim, NEA, NYFA, and USA Rolón fellowships, the PEN/ Voelcker Award, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and the Shelley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America. A critic-at-large for the LA Times and contributing editor for Poets & Writers, he is the series editor for the Camino del Sol Latinx Literary Series at the University of Arizona Press. Currently, he’s distinguished professor of English and the director of the MFA program in creative writing at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.