Creative Artist Spotlight Address
Just Saying/Itself: The New StuffRae Armantrout, University of California, San Diego
Recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award for Versed, and 2008 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, Rae Armantrout is a native Californian whose poems have “a Cheshire poetics, one that points two ways then vanishes in the blur of what is seen and what is seeing, what can be known and what it is to know.” Armantrout teaches writing at UCSD and has published such remarkable poetry books as Next Life, Up to Speed, and Veil: New and Selected Poems.
Poetry Reading and DiscusssionMarilyn Chin, San Diego State University
Marilyn Chin is the author of Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, Dwarf Bamboo, and The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty. Her latest book of fiction is Revenge of the Mooncake. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Chin teaches writing at SDSU. She has won numerous poetry awards including the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, two NEAs, the Stegner Fellowship, the PEN/Josephine Miles Award, five Pushcart Prizes, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan.