Tina Chang, Brooklyn’s poet laureate, will read at The New School’s Poetry Forum next Wednesday, to be followed by a Q&A moderated by David Lehman. A graduate of Columbia’s MFA program and a native New Yorker, Ms. Chang’s work has been noted for its lush attention to memory and the effect of political and social conditions on our most personal family moments. Her latest collection is Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books, 2011), which followed her debut in 2004 with Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books). Ms. Chang was also the co-editor of an anthology, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (Norton, 2008). Her poetry collections will be available for sale at the reading.
-- Nora Robertson