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Thursday, September 15, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Jenny Xie presents The Rupture Tense
In conversation with Sally Wen Mao and Lizzie Harris
Acclaimed poet Jenny Xie graces our Fort Greene events stage for the launch of her second full collection, The Rupture Tense. Beginning with poems provoked by the photography of Li Zhensheng—whose negatives, hidden under his floorboards to avoid government seizure, provide one of the few surviving visual archives of the Chinese Cultural Revolution—and concluding with an aching elegy for the poet’s grandmother, who took her own life shortly after the end of the Revolution, The Rupture Tense registers what leaks across the breached borders between past and future, background and foreground, silence and utterance. Xie is joined by Sally Wen Mao (Oculus) and Lizzie Harris (Stop Wanting) for a joyful evening of verse and conversation.
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