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Poetry Reading: Faisal Mohyuddin, Emily Yoon & Jacob Saenz

Please help us celebrate the publication of Faisal Mohyuddin's poetry collection The Displaced Children of Displaced Children. Joining him will be local poets Jacob Saenz and Emily Jungmin Yoon for this poetry reading and book signing. 

Faisal Mohyuddin’s debut full-length collection, The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear Publishing, 2018), was selected by Kimiko Hahn as the winner of the 2017 Sexton Prize in Poetry and is a Summer 2018 Recommendation of the Poetry Book Society. Also the author of the chapbook The Riddle of Longing (Backbone Press, 2017), he is the recipient of the Edward Stanley Award from Prairie Schooner and a Gwendolyn Brook Poetry Award. An alumnus of the U.S. Department of State’s Teachers for Global Classrooms program and an educator adviser to the global not-for-profit Narrative 4, he teaches English at Highland Park High School in Illinois and lives with his wife and son in Chicago.

Jacob Saenz was born in Chicago and raised in Cicero, IL. His poems have appeared in Pinwheel, Poetry, Tammy, TriQuarterly and other journals. His poetry collection, Throwing the Crown, was selected by Gregory Pardlo for the APR/Honcikman First Book Prize and will be published in September 2018. A CantoMundo fellow, he’s been the recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. He serves as an associate editor for RHINO.

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of Ordinary Misfortunes (Tupelo Press, 2017), winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize, and A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco Books, 2018). Her poems and translations appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, POETRY, The Literary Review, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. 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, the University of Chicago, and Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. In 2017, she received the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She currently serves as 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.

Event date: 
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
The Displaced Children of Displaced Children By Faisal Mohyuddin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781912477067
Published: Eyewear Publishing - April 2nd, 2018