Massachusetts Poetry Festival: Victoria Chang and Khadijah Queen

Please join us for the kickoff headline reading at the 2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. This virtual reading will feature poets Khadijah Queen and Victoria Chang, as well as a poem by the winner of Mass Poetry's First Poem Contest. 

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Khadijah Queen is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Anodyne (Tin House, 2020) I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017), a finalist for the National Poetry Series, which was praised in O Magazine, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere as “quietly devastating,” and “a portrait of defiance that turns the male gaze inside out.” Earlier poetry collections include Conduit (Akashic / Black Goat 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011) and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015). 

Victoria Chang’s new book of poetry, OBIT, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, long listed for a National Book Award, as well as long-listed for a PEN-Voeckler Award. OBIT was also named a TIME Magazine, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Notable Book. Other poetry books are Barbie Chang, The Boss, Salvinia Molesta, and Circle. She also edited an anthology, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation.

Hosted by Mass Poetry; free for students; pay what you can option for general admission. Register here.