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Poets Out Loud at Lincoln Center Campus

Contact: Bob Howe
(212) 636-6538

Poet Leslie C. Chang will read from her work, including excerpts from her new book, Things That No Longer Delight Me (Fordham University Press, 2010), on March 23 at the Lincoln Center campus.

"Evoking sensations ranging from the sight of ancient statuary to the taste of dried watermelon seeds, these extraordinary poems are rooted both in the specificities of Asian and Asian-American experience and in broader questions about memory and loss," said Heather Dubrow, Ph.D., John Boyd S.J. Chair in Poetic Imagination and director of Poets Out Loud.

Award-winning poet Eamon Grennan said of Chang's work, "In their mixture of tenderness, delicacy of observation, a feel for textures, and a refined and refining intelligence, all brought to bear by a robust sensibility that doesn't flinch in the face of the harder matters of absence, loss, and grief, the poems of Leslie Chang compose a complete, remembered, lived-in world."

Leslie C. Chang
Poets Out Loud
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 7 p.m.
12-Floor Lounge, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th St., New York, N.Y.
Free and Open to the Public

(See a sample of Chang’s work, “In the Language of the Here and Now,” on Fordham’s newsblog.)

The reading is part of Fordham University’s Poets Out Loud series. This year the series concludes with a special reading by Edward Hirsch and high school poets, on Wednesday, April 14, at the Lincoln Center campus. Hirsh is a distinguished poet and director of the Guggenheim Foundation. He will be reading with student poets chosen by the Cristo Rey and LaGuardia schools, and by the GirlsWriteNow program, which pairs at-risk young women and mentors.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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