Occasional Evenings: Dream of the Divided Field – Yanyi in Conversation

BISR Central
68 Jay Street, #425
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join us Tuesday, April 5th, at BISR Central, for our second Occasional Evening of 2022 with a celebration of award-winning poet Yanyi‘s latest collection Dream of the Divided Field (One World Random House, 2022). Written with a “piercing lyric ferocity,” Dream of the Divided Field draws on experiences of immigration, heartbreak, and bodily transition to explore “the contradictions that accompany shifts from one state of being to another.” What does it mean to be housed in a body—to leave it, re-enter it, rebuild it, and dispossess it? Yanyi will read selections from his work, and sit down with BISR faculty Rebecca Ariel Porte for a conversation about his poetry, process, subject matters, and influences.

The event is free to attend, with suggested $8 donation. Drinks, snacks, and seltzer will be served. Please RSVP below.

Dream of the Divided Field is available for purchase here.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, 7:00pm EST
April 05, 2022


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