Poetry reading Featuring Cathy Linh Che
with Nancy Lynee Woo and Victoria Lynne McCoy
Doors open at 7:30pm
Reading begins at 8:00pm
Followed by dance party + reception
Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. A Vietnamese American poet from Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA, she received her BA from Reed College and her MFA from New York University. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Kundiman, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, The Center for Book Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency, and a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant. She was also a Writer in Residence at Sierra Nevada College’s MFA Program. A founding editor of the online journal Paperbag, she is Managing Director at Kundiman. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Nancy Lynée Woo discovered she was a writer around the same time she dressed up as a dust bunny in her 4th grade play called “It’s the Pits.” It’s unclear what the connection is there. But she was fortunate to have found a lovely poetry home in Long Beach, CA, with the fine folks of The Poetry Lab in 2013, which sparked amazing things. In 2014, she co-founded a social justice-focused literary press called Lucid Moose Lit. In 2015, Nancy was selected as a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow.
Victoria Lynne McCoy holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in The Paris-American, Boxcar Poetry Review, PANK, Union Station Magazine, and the anthology Best New Poets 2012. She is a former Poetry Editor for Four Way Review and associate curator of Page Meets Stage. She has recently relocated to Southern California.
This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.