Join us for an outdoor reading by poets Lynn Xu and Joshua Edwards. Xu will read excerpts from her new book-length poem And Those Ashen Heaps That Cantilevered Vase of Moonlight. Edwards will read from his new collection of poems, prose, translations, and images The Double Lamp of Solitude and 2018 book-length poem Agonistes. Together, Xu and Edwards will read from Chinese writer Lao Yang’s collection Pee Poems, which they co-translated from Mandarin into English.
This event takes place during Free Third Thursdays (5 – 9pm), a lively gathering in MOCA’s galleries around art, music, and drinks!
Co-Presented by The University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Born in Shanghai, China, Lynn Xu is the author of Debts & Lessons (Omnidawn) and And Those Ashen Heaps That Cantilevered Vase of Moonlight (Wave Books), and the co-translator of Pee Poems by Lao Yang (Circumference Books). 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.
Joshua Edwards (Galveston Island, 1978) is the author of The Double Lamp of Solitude, Architecture for Travelers, Imperial Nostalgias, and several other books, and he translated María Baranda’s Ficticia and co-translated (with Lynn Xu) Lao Yang’s Pee Poems. He directs Canarium Books and teaches at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.