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Poetry at The Dalí

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April 12, 2023 @ 6:30pm 7:30pm

Poetry at The Dalí and Eckerd College team up to present a special evening of poetry with Victoria Chang to celebrate National Poetry Month. Enjoy a special performance in Museum’s Will Raymund Theater with overflow seating in the Raymond James Room.

Poetry at The Dalí is an ongoing series hosted by former poet laureate of St. Petersburg, Helen Pruitt Wallace. Each evening features Wallace joined by selected poets. Following the reading, there will be a Q&A with the poets.  You can view past poetry performances on the Museum’s YouTube channel, here.

Please arrive early to secure your preferred seat. To stream, visit our YouTube channel at the date and time of the event.

Victoria Chang’s forthcoming book of poems, With My Back to the World, will be published in 2024 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the U.S. and Corsair Books in the U.K. Her most recent poetry collection, The Trees Witness Everything (Copper Canyon Press, U.S.; Corsair Books, U.K.) was named one of the Best Books of 2022 by The New Yorker and The Guardian. Her nonfiction book Dear Memory (Milkweed Editions) was deemed a favorite nonfiction book of 2021 by Electric Literature and Kirkus. Her poetry collection OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) was named a New York Times Notable Book and a Time Must-Read Book and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry, and the PEN/Voelcker Award. It also was longlisted for a National Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Chang lives in Los Angeles and is distinguished faculty within Antioch’s low-residency MFA Program.