SUNY Ulster Hosts Forum with Poet Jenny Xie on April 4

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SUNY Ulster Hosts Forum with Poet Jenny Xie on April 4

Forum Held as Part of the Annual Ellen Robbins Poetry Series

SUNY Ulster Hosts Forum with Poet Jenny Xie on April 4

Forum Held as Part of the Annual Ellen Robbins Poetry Series

March 20, 2019 - Stone Ridge, NY – SUNY Ulster will host a forum with poet Jenny Xie on Thursday, April 4, at 10:15 a.m. in the Quimby Theater on the Stone Ridge Campus. There will be an interview moderated by Penny Rifenburg, SUNY Ulster Professor of English, a poetry reading, audience Q & A, and a book signing. This event is held as part of the SUNY Ulster Annual Ellen Robbins Poetry Series.

Jenny Xie was born in Hefei, China and raised in New Jersey. She is the author of Eye Level (Graywolf Press, 2018), selected by Juan Felipe Herrera as the winner of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the 2018 National Book

Award. Xie holds degrees from Princeton University and New York University’s Creative Writing Program. She currently teaches at New York University.

About Xie’s poetry collection, Eye Level, the former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera writes: “We go places; we enter multiple terrains of seeing; we cross cultural borders of time, voices, locations—of consciousness. Then—we notice we are in a trembling stillness with all beings and all things. Jenny Xie’s Eye Level is a timely collection of beauty, clarity, and expansive humanity.”

Sponsored by the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., The Poetry Forum is an annual event which brings well-known and award-winning poets to SUNY Ulster for intimate question and answer sessions, as well as a special reading of their poetry. In 2007, the program was renamed the Ellen Robbins Poetry Forum to honor the memory of Ellen Robbins (1952-2006) who was on the faculty at SUNY Ulster from 1994 until 2006 and Chair of the English department from 2002-2006.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (845) 687-5262.

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