Jean Kane and Monica Ong read Tuesday, March 15

Join us tomorrow evening at 7 pm for an evening of poetry with Jean Kane and Monica Ong.

Tuesday’s event departs from the standard Poets Out Loud reading format by including a visual feature for both poets. Yale Professor Monica Ong’s new book Silent Anatomies (Kore Press, 2015) is an innovative collection of graphic poetry about which Rick Barot writes, “In lush visual assemblages and poems that are ironic and moving, Monica Ong delves into the often-silent selves that every self carries.” Jean Kane writes poetry, fiction and criticism with a special interest in women in global visual culture. The Vasser professor’s 2013 book Make Me was the winner of the Otis Nebula Poetry Prize. In Donald Revell’s words: “Jean Kane has truly surprised our common world, this world, in a moment of most candid, most innocent grammars. In these poems, language becomes new to itself and speaks the rapture of beginning." The readings will be followed by a book signing and reception.

The event starts at 7 pm in the 12th floor lounge at the Leon Lowenstein building of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus (113 West 60th Street). It is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

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This event is sponsored by the English Dept and the FCLC Dean's Office and funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.