2019 Asian American Literature Festival



Four events at the Library of Congress celebrated Asian American literature during a three-day city-wide festival. Novelist Monique Truong gave a personal tour of Asian American literature through a mix of social/intellectual history, anecdotes and short readings by writers both celebrated and overlooked. Poets Jennifer Chang and Cathy Park Hong uncovered the work of lesser-known senior poets who importantly shaped Asian American literary culture. Mini-lectures were followed by readings of poets’ work inspired by these secret histories. Poet Arthur Sze gave a personal tour of Asian American literature through a mix of social/intellectual history, anecdotes and short readings by writers both celebrated and overlooked. Poets Kazim Ali and Ching-In Chen uncovered the work of lesser-known senior poets who importantly shaped Asian American literary culture. Mini-lectures will be followed by readings of poets’ work inspired by these secret histories.

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