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Poetry with Timothy Liu, Erika Meitner, Deborah Landau, Daniel W.K. Lee

May 30, 2023, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer.

Poetry reading featuring:

Deborah Landau is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Skeletons ('23). Her honors include The Believer Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, American Poetry Review, Poetry, The New York Times, and three volumes of The Best American Poetry. She is a Professor at NYU, where she directs the Creative Writing Program, and she lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Daniel W.K. Lee (李華強) is a third-generation refugee, queer, Cantonese American born in Kuching, Malaysia. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at The New School, I and his debut collection of poetry, Anatomy of Want, was published by QueerMojo/Rebel Satori Press in 2019. When not ticking items off his bucket list, Daniel might be found working on his next two poetry manuscripts in his home in New Orleans with his head-turning whippet Camden. Find out more about him at, join his Patreon at or follow him: @strongplum on Instagram / @danielsaudade on Twitter.

Timothy Liu's most recent books of poems included Down Low and Lowdown: Timothy Liu's Bedside Bottom-Feeder Blues (Barrow Street, 2023) and Luminous Debris: New & Selected Legerdemain 1992-2017 (Barrow Street, 2018). His poems have been translated into over a dozen languages, and his journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. A reader of occult esoterica, Liu lives in Manhattan and the Hudson Valley and currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz and Vassar College.

Erika Meitner is the author of six books of poems, including Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010)—a 2009 National Poetry Series winner; Copia (BOA Editions, 2014); Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry; and Useful Junk (BOA Editions, 2022).  Her poems have been published most recently in the New Yorker, Orion, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. Meitner is a professor of English, and MFA program director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hosted by Jason Schneiderman, the author of four books of poems: Hold Me Tight (2020), Primary Source (Red Hen Press 2016); Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press 2010); and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books 2004). He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press 2016). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship and the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.