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An Evening of Poetry: Jenny Qi and Antonio Lopez

An Evening of Poetry: Jenny Qi and Antonio Lopez

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 08:00PM ET
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A Brookline Booksmith evening of poetry with Jenny Qi (Focal Point) and Antonio López (Gentefication).

Jenny Qi is a writer and scientist and the author of Focal Point, winner of the 2020 Steel Toe Books Poetry Award. She has a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from UCSF.

Antonio López is a poetician working at the intersection of poetry, politics and social change. He has received literary scholarships to attend the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Tin House, the Vermont Studio Center, and Bread Loaf. He is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop and a CantoMundo Fellow. He holds degrees from Duke University, Rutgers-Newark, and the University of Oxford. He is pursuing a PhD in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University. His debut poetry collection, Gentefication, was selected by Gregory Pardlo as the winner of the 2019 Levis Prize in Poetry. Antonio is currently fighting gentrification in his hometown as the newest and youngest councilmember for the City of East Palo Alto.