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Poetry Reading at Phillips Collection Centennial Celebration

Monica Sok and Michael Collier

Poetry Reading at Phillips Collection Centennial Celebration

English Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

The work of UMD professor Michael Collier and poet Monica Sok paints personal histories, creating intimate gems that shine in a public setting. In this reading, both poets will read from their work in response to The Phillips Collection exhibition Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century.

A live moderated discussion with the poets and Elsa Smithgall, Senior Curator of The Phillips Collection, will follow.  Questions will be taken from those in attendance.

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Michael Collier is the author of seven poetry collections, including My Bishop and Other Poems; An Individual History; Dark Wild Realm; and The Ledge, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Collier served as the director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences for more than 20 years and as poetry editor at Houghton Mifflin and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for ten years. The state poet laureate of Maryland from 2001 to 2004, he is the director of the Creative Writing program at the University of Maryland.

Monica Sok’s debut collection, A Nail the Evening Hangs On, was published in 2020. Her work has been recognized with a Discovery Prize from The 92nd Street Y. Sok, a Cambodian American poet and daughter of former refugees, is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She has taught poetry to Southeast Asian youths at Banteay Srei and the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants in Oakland, California.

Add to Calendar 04/13/21 6:30 PM 04/13/21 7:30 PM America/New_York Poetry Reading at Phillips Collection Centennial Celebration

The work of UMD professor Michael Collier and poet Monica Sok paints personal histories, creating intimate gems that shine in a public setting. In this reading, both poets will read from their work in response to The Phillips Collection exhibition Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century.

A live moderated discussion with the poets and Elsa Smithgall, Senior Curator of The Phillips Collection, will follow.  Questions will be taken from those in attendance.

RSVP

Michael Collier is the author of seven poetry collections, including My Bishop and Other Poems; An Individual History; Dark Wild Realm; and The Ledge, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Collier served as the director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences for more than 20 years and as poetry editor at Houghton Mifflin and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for ten years. The state poet laureate of Maryland from 2001 to 2004, he is the director of the Creative Writing program at the University of Maryland.

Monica Sok’s debut collection, A Nail the Evening Hangs On, was published in 2020. Her work has been recognized with a Discovery Prize from The 92nd Street Y. Sok, a Cambodian American poet and daughter of former refugees, is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She has taught poetry to Southeast Asian youths at Banteay Srei and the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants in Oakland, California.

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