Formal Inventions as Portals to Lost Histories & Lost Memories, with Eugenia Leigh
Poetry at Bennington—Fall 2023
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Free
How do we write what we don’t know? For answers, we’ll look at contemporary poets who use experiments in poetic form to access (or grieve) forgotten histories and memories while also humanizing their subjects.
Eugenia Leigh is a Korean American poet. Her two collections are Bianca (Four Way, 2023) and Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way, 2014), winner of the Late Night Library's 2015 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Bennington Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Nation, Ploughshares, Poetry, the Best New Poets anthology, and the Best of the Net anthology. She was awarded Poetry magazine's 2021 Bess Hokin Prize and serves as a Poetry Editor at The Adroit Journal and as the Valentines Editor at Honey Literary, a BIPOC-focused literary journal and literary arts organization.