Join us in celebrating the launch of Nancy Huang’s debut poetry collection, «Favorite Daughter.» With readings from Nancy and special guests Philip Olalo, Noor Musa, and Jasmine Bell.
«Favorite Daughter» is a poetry collection trying to uproot America from inside the body, and find where China is buried underneath. Divided into four parts, Daughter explores ideas like navigating hybridity, localism, and harmony in ways that disturb commonly-held notions about broad terms like “belonging” and “cultural struggle.” A compilation of immigration stories, Chinese radio segments, Google translate entries, and dictionary remixes, Favorite Daughter shows Huang immersing herself in everything she is uncertain of.
Nancy Huang grew up in America and China. She is a winner of the 2016 Write Bloody Poetry Chapbook contest, an Andrew Julius Gutow Academy of American Poets Prize, a Regents Arts & Humanities Award finalist, a James F. Parker Award in Poetry, a 2015 YoungArts Finalist prize, and was a winner of the Michigan Young Playwrights Festival. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Vinyl, Bodega Magazine, TRACK//FOUR, Winter Tangerine Review, The Shade Journal, and others. This past summer she was the youngest attendant of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop summer graduate session. She is a VONA alum.
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