Brian Blanchfield and Jennifer Chang
Writers Reading—Summer 2018
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Brian Blanchfield and Jennifer Chang will read as part of the Writers Reading Series.
Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies. A collection of essays–part cultural close reading, part dicey autobiography–Proxies was awarded a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, and was named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Memoir and the PEN USA Literary Award in Nonfiction. His first two books are collections of poetry: Not Even Then, and A Several World, which received the 2014 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. He is the recipient of a 2015-16 Howard Foundation Fellowship.
Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which received the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and A Public Space, and her essays have appeared in The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, New England Review, and The Volta. She teaches at George Washington University and co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman.