Next Up | Monica Youn

Poet Monica Youn, author of Barter and Ignatz, reads in the New Writing Series on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The event, which is free & open to the public, starts at 4:30pm in Stodder Hall 57 (on the ground floor of the Graduate School). A Q&A will follow the reading.

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Monica Youn’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Tin House and in Cue: A Journal of Prose Poetry. Her awards include the Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell. Her books of poetry include Barter (2003) and Ignatz (2010), a series of poems loosely based on George Herriman’s Krazy Kat comic strip of the 1920s-30s. She works as a media and entertainment lawyer in Manhattan and edited the volume Money, Politics, and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United (Brennan Center, 2011).

In April 2012, Youn was the “NewsPoet” for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Listen to her “Day in Verse” here.


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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. For more information contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

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