Poetry Panel with Victoria Chang and Brandon Shimoda (on Zoom)

Monday February 13, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for this exciting poetry panel with Victoria Chang and Brandon Shimoda, moderated by Professor Sheryda Warrener.

Victoria Chang’s latest works include her book of poetry The Trees Witness Everything (2022), her nonfiction book Dear Memory (2021), and her multi-award-winning book of poems OBIT (2020).

Brandon Shimoda is a yonsei poet/writer and the author of The Grave on the Wall (2019), which received the PEN Open Book Award. He is currently writing a book of nonfiction on the afterlife of Japanese American incarceration.

The panel will discuss writing into ancestral memories, working with familial and historical artifacts, and finding creativity in formal constraints.

This poetry panel is open to the public and free to attend. Registration is not required to attend. 

Speaker Biographies

Victoria Chang’s latest book of poetry is The Trees Witness Everything (Copper Canyon Press, 2022). Her nonfiction book, Dear Memory (Milkweed Editions), was published in 2021. OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), her prior book of poems was named a New York Times Notable Book, a Time Must-Read Book, and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry, and the PEN/Voelcker Award. It was also longlisted for a National Book Award and named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and lives in Los Angeles and is Acting Program Chair and faculty member within Antioch’s low-residency MFA Program.

Brandon Shimoda is a yonsei poet/writer and the author of several books, most recently The Grave on the Wall (City Lights, 2019), which received the PEN Open Book Award. His book on the afterlife of Japanese American incarceration received a Creative Nonfiction grant from the Whiting Foundation, and is forthcoming from City Lights in 2024. 

Visiting Writers Program

The School of Creative Writing’s Visiting Writers Program provides an opportunity for our students, alumni and faculty to connect with insightful writers in small group settings. We encourage everyone in Creative Writing to take advantage of this opportunity – it’s a unique benefit of being involved in the School.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Follow the link provided at the top of this event to attend.