Quinnipiac University

Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion: Adopted Korean-American Poets

Starts April 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM (ET)

Ends April 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Location Online Virtual Event

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Join Lee Herrick, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Julayne Lee for a reading and panel discussion of Adopted Korean-American poetry.

Lee Herrick is the author of three books of poems: "Scar and Flower," finalist for the 2020 Northern California Book Award; "Gardening Secrets of the Dead"; and "This Many Miles from Desire." He co-edited "The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit." His poems have been published widely in literary magazines, textbooks and anthologies such as "Indivisible: Poems of Social Justice," with a foreword by Common; "HERE: Poems for the Planet," with an introduction by the Dalai Lama; and others. Born in Daejeon, Korea and adopted to the United States, he served as Fresno Poet Laureate (2015-2017). He teaches at Fresno City College and in the MFA Program at Sierra Nevada University. 

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of two poetry collections and two chapbooks and, with Johanna Domokos, co-translator of "Underfoot" by Sami poet Niillas Holmberg. She is the recipient of the Association of Asian American Studies Award in Creative Writing: Poetry. "Interrogation Room" is her latest book. Most recently, Kwon Dobbs has published work in Crazyhorse, Jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades and Poetry International and received fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is a professor of english at St. Olaf College and a guest lecturer at Universität Bielefeld. She serves on the Coffee House Press Board of Directors and is the poetry editor of AGNI.

Julayne Lee is an overseas adopted Korean poet, essayist, artivist, art curator and producer. Her debut collection of poems "Not My White Savior" was on Bitch Media's Bitchreads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read in March and Entropy's Best of 2018: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections. "Not My White Savior" has been taught globally in Freshman Lit, Race & Ethnicity, Asian/Pacific Islander American Women and US and Asia: Empire and Racial Liberalism university courses. A Las Dos Brujas and VONA alum, Julayne has read and spoken on adoption at universities and symposiums throughout the U.S. & Korea. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area.


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