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Updated: PUB.UNIT Presents Welcomes Poet Chloe Garcia Roberts to ISU, April 19
- Thursday, April 19th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Publications Unit is welcoming poet and managing editor of the Harvard Review Chloe Garcia Roberts to Illinois State University on Thursday, April 19, 2018, as part of the PUB.UNIT Presents event series. At 1 p.m. at the University Galleries (Uptown Station), Garcia Roberts will discuss her dual roles of writer and editor for the Harvard Review. That evening, Garcia Roberts will be a featured reader at the annual SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) Lucia Getsi Reading Series at 7 p.m. at Ewing Manor (48 Sunset Road, Bloomington; with Kelly Michels and Rachel Jamison Webster). Both events are free and open to the public.
ABOUT CHLOE GARCIA ROBERTS
Chloe Garcia Roberts is the author of the book of poetry The Reveal (Noemi Press, 2015) which was published as part of the Akrilika Series for innovative Latino writing. She is also the translator of Li Shangyin’s Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes (New Directions), which was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. Her translation of Cao Wenxuan’s children’s book, Feather (Archipelago Books/Elsewhere Editions) was published in the fall of 2017 and a collected translated poems of Li Shangyin is forthcoming in 2018 from NYRB Poets. Her work has appeared in the publications BOMB, Boston Review, A Public Space, and Interim Magazine among others.
Chloe studied at Wesleyan University, the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and Universidad La Salle in Mexico City. She received her MFA in poetry from University of Oregon where she was awarded a FLAS fellowship from the US Department of Education. She lives in Boston and is managing editor at Harvard Review and a contributing editor for The Critical Flame.
View a clip of Garcia Roberts reading at the inaugural Boston Originals Poetry Series at the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University (February 2016).
Find more information about Garcia Roberts at her website.
ABOUT THE EVENT SERIES
In the spirit of the English studies model of the Department of English at ISU, which embraces the inherent interdisciplinarity of the field, PUB.UNIT Presents, sponsored by the Publications Unit, hosts noted writers-who-are-editors/editors-who-are-writers to talk about how embracing those dual roles impacts their work and careers. PUB.UNIT Presents has hosted internationally renowned writer-editors like Roxane Gay, Martin Glaz Serup, Christine Wertheim, Carrie Olivia Adams, Joel Craig, Shanna Compton, Peter Davis, Roberto Harrison, Brenda Cárdenas, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Katherine M. Hedeen, Danielle Dutton, and Johannas Göransson, and is excited to host Chloe Garcia Roberts this spring.
This event is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation, the Illinois State University Foundation Fund, and the Publications Unit in the Department of English.
Assistant Director, Publications Unit
Department of English, Illinois State University
167 Williams Hall Annex, Campus Box 4241
Normal, IL 61790-4241
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