April 29, 2023
Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Marilyn Chin, Arsimmer McCoy, and Caridad Moro-Gronlier
Presented in partnership with The Poetry Foundation and Books & Books
Witness poet Marilyn Chin (Ruth Lilly Award-winner) read with Miami-based poets Caridad Moro-Gronlier and Arsimmer McCoy at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
**Note: There will be live ASL interpretation by Hearthands Agency.
Marilyn Chin is a poet and author whose works have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, Chin has won numerous awards, including the Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement in poetry; the American Academy of Arts and Letters award; the United Artist Foundation award; the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard; the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at Bellagio; the PEN-Josephine Miles Book award; and many others. Her books of poems include Sage, A Portrait of the Self as Nation, Hard Love Province, Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, Dwarf Bamboo, and The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty. She also published a book of magical fiction called Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen. Chin is Professor Emerita at San Diego State University and presently serves as a Chancellor at the Academy of American Poets.
Caridad Moro-Gronlier is the author of Tortillera (TRP 2021), winner of The TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series: Florida, The 2022 Eric Hoffer Book Award Honorable Mention 2022 First Horizon Award Finalist and 2022 International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention, as well as the chapbook Visionware (Finishing Line Press 2009). She is a Contributing Editor for Grabbed: Poets and Writers Respond to Sexual Assault (Beacon Press, 2020) and Associate Editor for SWWIM Every Day an online daily poetry journal for women-identifying poets. Her recent work can be found at America’s Best Poetry Blog, Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology, On-Off-Shore: Poets of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora, Split This Rock, Poesia de Protesta @theVERSEverse, and others. She resides in Miami, FL with her family.
Arsimmer McCoy is an international poet, teaching artist, cultural worker, and collaborative artist from Miami, Florida. McCoy is the founder of the Carol City Museum, the creator of the Honorable Mentions Dinner, and the visionary behind Homecoming, a project bridging Black and Indigenous communities in Everglades National Park.