Poetry Reading: Christine Shan Shan Hou with Wo Chan, Chia-Lun Chang, and Lynn Xu
White Columns

A poetry reading featuring
Christine Shan Shan Hou with
Wo Chan, Chia-Lun Chang, and Lynn Xu

Christine Shan Shan Hou, sky partition, 2022, collage.

White Columns is pleased to present a reading in celebration of Christine Shan Shan Hou‘s exhibition Playdate, currently on view at the gallery through April 30th.

Join us for readings at White Columns by Christine Shan Shan Hou, Wo Chan, Chia-Lun Chang, and Lynn Xu.

Saturday, April 16th

Reading starts promptly at 2pm.

In-person event, first come, first served.

Limited seating available.

Christine Shan Shan Hou (b.1985, New Jersey) is a Hakka Chinese-American poet based in Brooklyn, New York. Publications include The Joy and Terror are Both in the Swallowing (After Hours Editions, 2021), Community Garden for Lonely Girls (Gramma Poetry, 2017),“I’m Sunlight” (The Song Cave, 2016), C O N C R E T E S O U N D (2011) a collaborative artists’ book with Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio, Jank Editions, 2010) featuring drawings by Hannah Rawe. Their poems and artwork have been featured in numerous journals and anthologies. They have received awards from The Key West Literary Seminar and The Flow Chart Foundation/Academy for American Poets.

Wo Chan is a poet and drag performer. They are a winner of the 2020 Nightboat Poetry Prize and the author of TOGETHERNESS (2022). Wo has received fellowships from MacDowell, New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, The Asian American Writers Workshop, Poets House, and Lambda Literary. Their poems appear in POETRY, WUSSYMass ReviewNo Tokens, and The Margins. As a member of the Brooklyn-based drag/burlesque collective Switch N’ Play, Wo has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA PS1, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts and elsewhere. Follow their work at @theillustriouspearl

Chia-Lun Chang is the author of Prescribee (2022), winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize, and a chapbook, One Day We Become Whites (No, Dear, 2016). She has received support from Jerome Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Tofte Lake Center, Poets House, and from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as a recipient of the Sarah Verdone Writing Award. Chia-Lun teaches contemporary Taiwanese poetry and fiction at the Brooklyn Public Library. Born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan, she lives in New York City.

Born in Shanghai, China, Lynn Xu is the author of Debts & Lessons (Omnidawn, 2013) and And Those Ashen Heaps That Cantilevered Vase of Moonlight (Wave Books, 2022), and the co-translator of Pee Poems by Lao Yang (Circumference Books, 2022). She has performed multidisciplinary works at 300 South Kelly Street, The Guggenheim Museum, The Renaissance Society, and Rising Tide Projects. She teaches at Columbia University and coedits Canarium Books.

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