From From: Graywolf Press Writers on Origin and Dislocation
Friday, March 10, 2023
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm
This panel borrows its title from Monica Youn’s new poetry collection, which in turn alludes to the question “But where are you from from?” often posed to those assumed to be from elsewhere. Here, writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published by Graywolf consider their complex and variable answers. They discuss how they engage with race, heritage, transience, and migration in their work, and the ways they destabilize the notion of singular origins for our language and our bodies.
Anni Liu is the author of the poetry collection Border Vista, which won the 2021 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize from Persea Books. She's an associate editor at Graywolf Press and you can find her online at anniliuwrites.wordpress.org.
Monica Youn is the author of From From. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Levinson Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Prize, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Award. She is a professor at UC Irvine.
Manuel Muñoz is the author of four books, including his latest story collection, The Consequences. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, he teaches at the University of Arizona.
Bojan Louis is the author of Currents: Poems and Sinking Bell: Stories. He teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona.
Lars Horn is a writer and translator working in literary and experimental nonfiction. Their first book, Voice of the Fish, won the 2020 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and was an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce Selection. Their writing has appeared in Granta, VQR, and Kenyon Review.