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PAGE MEETS STAGE with Monica Sok & Wo Chan

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PAGE MEETS STAGE with Monica Sok & Wo Chan

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Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. She is the author of A Nail the Evening Hangs On (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) and the chapbook Year Zero, winner of a 2015 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her work has been recognized with a "Discovery" Poetry Prize from 92Y. Other honors include fellowships from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc., the Elizabeth George Foundation, Hedgebrook, Jerome Foundation, Kundiman, MacDowell Colony, the National Endowment for the Arts, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and others. Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she received her MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. Currently, Sok is a 2018-2020 Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. Her poems and essays appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Consequence Magazine, Georgia Review, Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, the Margins, Narrative Magazine, NEA Arts Magazine, the New Republic, and VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, among others. She lives in Oakland, California, where she teaches poetry to youths at Banteay Srei and the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants.

Wo Chan is a poet and drag performer. Their chaplet ORDER THE WORLD, MOM was published by Belladonna* in 2016. Wo’s poems also appear in Poetry Magazine, Mass Review, No Tokens, The Margins, and are anthologized in Vinegar & Char (University of Georgia Press), Go Home! (Feminist Press), and Bettering American Poetry (Bettering Books). As a standing member of the Brooklyn based drag/burlesque collective Switch N' Play, Wo has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, and BAM Fisher. Wo was born in Macau, China, and currently lives in New York where they teach poetry workshops and perform drag shows for queer and POC communities. They hold an MFA in Poetry from NYU.

The series Page Meets Stage, often called “where the Pulitzer Prize meets the poetry slam,” is like no other poetry reading series anywhere. For over 15 years, two different poets, one who writes primarily for the page and another who is more performance oriented, take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem. It is not a slam or competition in any way.Check out YouTube to see some of the more memorable moments in the series, or go to www.PageMeetsStage.com for the complete schedule. Tickets are $12 if purchased online in advance and $15 (if there are any left) at the door. Call 646-543-5232 for more information.

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