Poetry Reading: MK Chavez, Maw Shein Win, and Shelley Wong
Programmed by Thea Matthews
MK Chavez is an Afro-Latinx writer, educator, multidisciplinary artist, and curator. Chavez is codirector of the Berkeley Poetry Festival, cofounder and curator of Lyrics & Dirges, and a 2023 YBCA 100 fellow. Maw Shein Win is a Burmese American poet, editor, and educator who is the inaugural poet laureate of El Cerrito and teaches poetry in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco. Win’s most recent poetry collection, Storage Unit for the Spirit House, was nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry. Shelley Wong is a queer poet and a fourth-generation Chinese American who holds an MFA from the Ohio State University. Wong is the author of As She Appears, which was long-listed for the 2022 National Book Award, and a finalist for the 2023 Lambda Literary Award.