Marilyn Chin, SDSU Professor Emerita is returning for another performance at the Love Library, a part of the Spring 2019 Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series.
May 1st, 2019 at 7PM in Love Library, 430
Oregon Ballroom, Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 pm
The reading at the AWP Conference was a great success. Maxine and Marilyn gave amazing performances, loved by the entire audience.
Marilyn Chin visited University of North Georgia in January. She included in her reading a selection of poems that invariably are “student favorites,” and that leads to an open and lively conversation. Her Dahlonega Campus presentation took place at 5 pm on Feb. 5 in the Great Room in Hoag Student Center Campus. Gainesville Campus visit was at noon on Feb. 6, located in room 3110A of the Martha T. Nesbitt Building.
Anastasia Lin hosted the visit. She is an associate professor of English and teaches multicultural literature. This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, and working in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Marilyn gave a raucous performance to an overflowing room of students, old friends and dedicated fans, at the University of California at San Diego Geisel Library. A part of UCSD Fall Wring Series, the reading was hosted by Professor Brandon Som and attended by musician Severino Reyes.
Wednesday, November 28 2018, 5:00 pm
Marilyn Chin, on the book tour for her new book A Portrait of the Self as Nation, will be reading from her work and participating in conversations at the following events:
Monday, September 17, 2018, 7:30 pm
Folger Theatre, 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC, 20003
The event will be introduced by Robert Pinsky and hosted by BU Creative Writing MFA alumna Tara Skurtu, with reception to follow.
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Boston University, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center’s Roosevelt Room
June 2016 issue of the Poetry magazine, published by the Poetry Foundation, includes exciting new work from Marilyn. This is the first installment of short verse about the “Little Box“, an impassioned reply to a series of poems by a late Serbian poet Vasko Popa.
Born in 1922, Popa came to literary prominence after the WWII. His work defies simple classification, as in the West Popa was variously labeled as modernist, avant-garde, even surrealist. Meanwhile, in Socialist Yugoslavia he was accepted into the mainstream culture and noted for his strong sense of national identity and his roots in ethnic folklore. Popa has been highly praised and translated into English by Charles Simic.
Marilyn spent Spring semester of 2016 at the renouned Smith College, a private liberal arts college for women, located in Northampton, Massachusetts and established in 1875. Smith includes Julia Child, Nancy Reagan, Gloria Steinem, and Sylvia Plath among its alumnae.
On February 23, Marilyn delivered a “loud, sassy and proud” performance, to a crowd of over a hundred fans, students, and faculty.