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In this class, students will read original and translated poems by contemporary Taiwanese authors. Pairing individual poems with American poets, students will use thematic concepts as a guide to generate new work; elements include intimacy, magic, suppression and more, to be discussed by juxtaposition.

Chia-Lun Chang is the author of One Day We Become Whites (ND/SA, 2016), recent work appears in LARB, Bettering American Poetry Volume 2, PEN America, Hyperallergic, Literary Hub, and Vinyl. A Jerome Hill Artist fellow, she has received support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Tofte Lake Center, Cave Canem workshop and Poets House. She has performed at MoMA PS1, Ace hotel, Poetry project, and Queens museum and lectured at Pratt institute, Queens college, New York foundation for the arts, Tougaloo college and Hanoi university of business & technology. Born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan, she lives in New York City. You can find her at

In collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Public Library presents University Open Air, a free, three-week series of classes beginning Tuesday, June 11th in Prospect Park’s former Rose Garden.

To access the Rose Garden, follow signs through Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza entrance. 

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