Vi Khi Nao, Jennifer S. Cheng, and more @ E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, Oakland [13 June]

Vi Khi Nao, Jennifer S. Cheng, and more

19:00 - 21:00

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E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
410 13th St, Oakland, California 94612
Come celebrate new books by favorite writers! Jennifer S. Cheng's «MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS» (Tarpaulin Sky, May 2018) and Vi Khi Nao's «Sheep Machine» (Black Sun Lit 2018). We might even have more writers releasing more books!

Jennifer S. Cheng writes at the intersection of essay and poetry. Her second book, a hybrid collection MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS, was selected by Bhanu Kapil as winner of the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award. She is also the author of HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize, and INVOCATION: AN ESSAY, an image-text chapbook published by New Michigan Press. Her writing appears in Tin House, Conjunctions, AGNI, The Literary Hub, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, The Normal School, Guernica, Hong Kong 20/20 (a PEN Hong Kong anthology), and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from Brown University, the University of Iowa, San Francisco State University, the U.S. Fulbright program, Kundiman, Bread Loaf, and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas, Connecticut, and Hong Kong, she lives in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco.

VI KHI NAO was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. She is the author, most recently, Umbilical Hospital, and of the forthcoming story collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry.
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