4:10 p.m. Nov. 29 – Award-winning poet Anni Liu, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 2013, reads from her book, “Border Vista,” winner of the 2021 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize from Persea Books. Liu will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
Her poetry explores familial distance and intimacy, bureaucracy and state-sanctioned violence, racism and whiteness, the land, intimate partner violence, and the “minor feelings” and major joys of being an alien and finding home. Of her work, critics have said, “[E]ach line, vivid and visceral in its imagery and emotion, is meticulously composed, the internal rhythms and rhymes exquisitely expressive, the range of implication extending as the story moves into the shadows and light of the narrator’s adulthood.”
Liu earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Creative Writing concentration) from Ohio Wesleyan and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University.
A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow Liu’s reading. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Admission is free.