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Victoria Chang and Kristin Keane on Exploring Grief

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Writers Victoria Chang and Kristin Keane discuss Chang's most recent, powerful, form-bending collection of work exploring longing, grief and memory, three books released in three years: Obit (2020), Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence and Grief (2021), and The Trees Witness Everything (2022).

Victoria Chang is a poet, writer and editor, her new book of poetry, The Trees Witness Everything published by Copper Canyon Press and Corsair Books in 2022. Her nonfiction book, Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief (Milkweed Editions), was published in 2021. OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) was named a New York Times Notable Book and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry and the PEN/Voelcker Award. Kristin Keane is the author of An Encyclopedia of Bending Time, the novella Luminaries, and the co-author of a forthcoming academic text from Guilford Press. Her writing and research have appeared or are forthcoming in/at The Washington Post, New England Review, Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, Electric Literature, Catapult, Reading Research Quarterly, American Educator and elsewhere.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4557 or contact [email protected] Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

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Writers Victoria Chang and Kristin Keane discuss Chang's most recent, powerful, form-bending collection of work exploring longing, grief and memory, three books released in three years: Obit (2020), Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence and Grief (2021), and The Trees Witness Everything (2022).

Victoria Chang is a poet, writer and editor, her new book of poetry, The Trees Witness Everything published by Copper Canyon Press and Corsair Books in 2022. Her nonfiction book, Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief (Milkweed Editions), was published in 2021. OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) was named a New York Times Notable Book and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry and the PEN/Voelcker Award. Kristin Keane is the author of An Encyclopedia of Bending Time, the novella Luminaries, and the co-author of a forthcoming academic text from Guilford Press. Her writing and research have appeared or are forthcoming in/at The Washington Post, New England Review, Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, Electric Literature, Catapult, Reading Research Quarterly, American Educator and elsewhere.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4557 or contact [email protected] Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

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Presented by San Francisco Public Library
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