A Reading with poet Tina Chang (’06)
“In this timely, assured collection, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. She ruminates on the relationship between her son’s blackness and his safety, exploring the dangers of childhood in a post–Trayvon Martin era and invoking racialized roles in fairy tales. Against the stark urban landscapes of threat and surveillance, Chang returns to the language of mothers.”
In 2010, Chang was the first woman to be named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn and she continues to serve in this role. Along with Hybrida, Chang has written two additional poetry collections: Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books, 2011), and Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004). Chang’s own work has been published in The New York Times and Ploughshares among others, and has been featured in the anthologies Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation and Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning to Be American (Penguin Books).
Date: Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Location: Buffalo Street Books in downtown Ithaca
The bookstore is located one block from the Commons in the Dewitt Mall (same building as the Moosewood Restaurant.) The main entrance is on Buffalo Street, next door to Greenstar Oasis, and across the street from Dewitt Park. (See map below)