Poetry Reading: Emily Jungmin Yoon with C.M. Burroughs and Holly Amos

Emily Jungmin Yoon‘s poems and translations appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Poetry, Apogee, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. For her poetry, she has received awards and fellowships from Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, AWP’s WC&C Scholarship Competition, The Home School in Miami, the Aspen Institute, New York University, and the University of Chicago. She is the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and is a PhD student in the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago.

CM Burroughs is Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia College Chicago. Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, Callaloo Writers Workshop, and the University of Pittsburgh. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. Her first book is The Vital System from Tupelo Press, and her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry, Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Bat City Review, and Best American Experimental Writing 2015. Burroughs is a graduate of Sweet Briar College, and she earned her MFA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Holly Amos is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Continual guidance of air as well as the chapbook This Is a Flood, both from H_NGM_N BKS. Currently living in Chicago, she is the editorial assistant for Poetry and a poetry editor for Pinwheel.

Event date: 
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640