Yanyi & Juliana Spahr

Yanyi and Julianna Spahr recontextualize american poetry and the capitalist machinery of cultural production it is tethered to
Yanyi is a writer and critic. He is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World Random House, forthcoming 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry, and named one of 2019’s Best Poetry Books by New York Public Library. His work has been featured in NPR’s All Things ConsideredTin HouseGranta, and A Public Space, and he is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Poets House. Currently, he is poetry editor at Foundry and giving creative advice at The Reading. Find out more at yanyiii.com.

Juliana Spahr was an intern at the Poetry Project in 1986 or 1987. Jessica Hagedorn was the director.

Enthusiastic readers and followers of Yanyi’s work are encouraged to purchase his book, The Year of Blue Water. We’re pleased to recommend purchasing from our friends at Bookshop, an online platform which raises money for local bookstores.

The Poetry Project is committed to making our event programming inclusive and accessible for individuals with different experiences, and are continuously working to improve and expand upon accessibility measures. Our online broadcasts feature live transcription and are presented on broadcasts compatible with most screen readers. If you have a question about either of these resources, or an accessibility measure we haven’t described, please contact us at [email protected]











When: Thu., Oct. 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yanyi and Julianna Spahr recontextualize american poetry and the capitalist machinery of cultural production it is tethered to
Yanyi is a writer and critic. He is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World Random House, forthcoming 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry, and named one of 2019’s Best Poetry Books by New York Public Library. His work has been featured in NPR’s All Things ConsideredTin HouseGranta, and A Public Space, and he is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Poets House. Currently, he is poetry editor at Foundry and giving creative advice at The Reading. Find out more at yanyiii.com.

Juliana Spahr was an intern at the Poetry Project in 1986 or 1987. Jessica Hagedorn was the director.

Enthusiastic readers and followers of Yanyi’s work are encouraged to purchase his book, The Year of Blue Water. We’re pleased to recommend purchasing from our friends at Bookshop, an online platform which raises money for local bookstores.

The Poetry Project is committed to making our event programming inclusive and accessible for individuals with different experiences, and are continuously working to improve and expand upon accessibility measures. Our online broadcasts feature live transcription and are presented on broadcasts compatible with most screen readers. If you have a question about either of these resources, or an accessibility measure we haven’t described, please contact us at [email protected]

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