As part of the Faculty of English 10th-Anniversary celebrations, The Faculty of English and The Department of American Literature cordially invite everyone to an evening with three American poets: Don Mee Choi, E. Tracy Grinnell and Sarah Mangold. The meeting, moderated by Paulina Ambroży, will be held online, on March 10th, at 6:30 pm.
We wish to thank the co-organizers and sponsors: Mark Tardi (the University of Lodz), the originator of the idea, and Head of the Variants of Catching Breath grant project, whose initiative and efforts made the meeting possible; and the financial sponsors of the event – Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for US Alumni and Partners of the Americas.
Follow this link to register for the event on Zoom:
Registration ends on March 9th.
A Note about the Poets:
Born in Seoul, South Korea, DON MEE CHOI, a MacArthur fellow, is the author of DMZ Colony, Hardly War, The Morning News Is Exciting and several chapbooks and pamphlets of poems and essays. She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, Lucien Stryk Translation Prize, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and National Book Award for Poetry. She has translated several collections of Kim Hyesoon’s poetry, including Autobiography of Death, which received the 2019 International Griffin Poetry Prize.
E. TRACY GRINNELL is the author of Hell Figures (Nightboat Books, 2016), portrait of a lesser subject (Elis Press, 2015), Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), and music or forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Mirrorly, A Window (flynpyntar press, 2009), Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008), Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre Pants on Fire, 2008), Humoresque (Blood Pudding/Dusie #3, 2008), Of the Frame (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000). Grinnell’s poetry has been translated into French, Serbian, and Portuguese. She has taught creative writing at Pratt Institute, Brown University, and in the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, on Munsee Lenape and Canarsie land, and is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press, which has been at the forefront of publishing innovative intersectional writing and supporting LGBTQ+ writers and artists.
SARAH MANGOLD is the author of Her Wilderness Will Be Her Manners (Fordham University Press, 2021), selected by Cynthia Hogue for the POL Prize, Giraffes of Devotion (Kore Press, 2016), Electrical Theories of Femininity (Black Radish Books, 2015) and Household Mechanics (New Issues, 2002), selected by C.D. Wright for the New Issues Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of grants and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the MacDowell Colony, and Willapa Bay AIR. She was the founder and editor of Bird Dog, a print journal of innovative writing and art with a focus on longer poems and work by new women writers (2000-2009). She lives in Edmonds, Washington where she teaches poetry online and is an Instructional Design Project Manager at the University of Washington.