Nowhere to Arrive: A Night of Poetry with Jenny Xie

Nowhere to Arrive: A Night of Poetry with Jenny XieFriday, December 10
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Award-winning poet and National Book Award finalist Jenny Xie curates a night of poetry at the Museum that invites us to reflect on our national mythologies and what it means to be American. The evening's event features a reading, Q& A, and book signing. Members $10. Non-members $15.

Jenny Xie is a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award, the recipient of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. Her chapbook, Nowhere to Arrive received the Drinking Gourd Prize. In 2020, she was awarded the Vilcek Prize in Creative Promise.

The evening will feature poets Joseph O. Legaspi and Sahar Romani, Legaspi is the author of two poetry collections from CavanKerry Press, Threshold and Imago; and three chapbooks: Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). He co-founded Kundiman, a national organization serving generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.

Sahar Romani, daughter of Indian Muslim immigrants, is a poet and educator. Her poems appear in The Yale Review, The Believer, Guernica, The Poetry Society of America, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Poets House, and NYU, where she earned an MFA and teaches writing to first-year undergraduates.

Members $10. Non-members $15.