Thomas University welcomes Georgia Poetry Circuit’s Victoria Chang on Feb. 8Post Published On:
Thomas University will welcome poet Victoria Change for a virtual presentation at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, as part of the Georgia Poetry Circuit. The event can be viewed at www.facebook.com/actu31792/live. No Facebook account is required to view.
Victoria Chang received degrees from the University of Michigan, Harvard University and Stanford University, as well as an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She is the author of “OBIT,” winner of the 2018 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America; “Barbie Chang”; and “The Boss,” winner of a PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award.
Chang is also the author of the middle grade novel in verse “Love, Love” and the picture book “Is Mommy?” as well as the editor of the anthology “Asian American Poetry: The Next.”
Chang, who received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, serves as a contributing editor of Copper Nickel and a poetry editor of Tupelo Quarterly. Chang also serves on the National Book Critics Circle Board. She teaches in the MFA program at Antioch University and co-coordinates the Idyllwild Writers Week. She was the Poem-a-Day Guest Editor for May 2019. Chang lives in Southern California.
Founded at Mercer University in 1985, the Georgia Poetry Circuit is a consortium of 10 Georgia colleges and universities working together to bring three poets of national and international repute to all member campuses each year. This provides important access to the literary arts for Georgia residents across the state.
At each school, each circuit poet gives a free and open reading of his/her work. Visiting poets also meet with creative writing students at each campus for workshops, talks or extended question-and-answer sessions. In addition to the opportunity to hear work from diverse writers, circuit events provide Georgia students with an immensely valuable educational opportunity for interaction with excellent contemporary poets in the United States.
This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.