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Woodberry Poetry Room


Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Houghton Library
Open to the public, Presentation, Reading/Lecture,

The Poetry Room is honored to inaugurate its Spring 2023 season with an awe-inspiring reading by two major literary innovators: Hiromi Itō, author of Thorn Puller (Stone Bridge Press, 2022) and Killing Konoko (Action Books, 2009), and Lynn Xu, author of And Those Ashen Heaps That Cantilevered Vase of Moonlight (Wave, 2022).

Introduced by Sawako Nakayasu (author of Pink Waves, 2023), this event will also feature award-winning translator Jeffrey Angles, who will read with Itō. A reception and book-signing will follow.

In-Person Attendance:  Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library.
Free and open to the public.

Online Attendance: Livestreaming available via the WPR YouTube Channel.

The Poetry Room wishes to express its profound thanks to the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies for their generous support of this program. Special thanks also to the Freshman Seminars seminars program for their gracious contribution to this event.

Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Houghton Library's Administrative Coordinator Le Huong Huynh by email or at 617-495-2443.



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Christina Davis