Marilyn Chin, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, will present the Jean Burden Poetry Reading at Cal State LA on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing.
Chin is an award-winning poet and novelist, as well as a noted anthologist, translator and educator. Chin’s work distills her experiences as an Asian American and feminist.
Established in 1986 to honor Jean Burden’s achievements as a poet, essayist, editor, teacher and scholar, the Jean Burden Poetry Series has become one of the longest running and most prestigious poetry events in the U.S. The event is sponsored by the Cal State LA Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.