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Poetry Forum: Nick Laird and Megin Jiménez

Poetry Forum: Nick Laird and Megin Jiménez

Lang Cafe, Eugene Lang College
General Public 

Creative Writing faculty (and poet) Laura Cronk hosts Megin Jiménez and Nick Laird in a reading and discussion of their new writing. 

Megin Jiménez is a Venezuelan-American translator, poet and writer. She studied at the University of Denver and Université de Paris IV, and received an MFA from The New School in New York. Her poems and essays have appeared in Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, The Best American Poetry Blog, Barrelhouse, Mantis, The Inquisitive Eater, NOÖ Journal, LIT, Tarpaulin SkyRedivider and other journals. She lives in Leiden, the Netherlands. 

Born in County Tyrone in 1975, Nick Laird is a poet, novelist, screenwriter and former lawyer. His poetry collections are To A Fault, On Purpose, Go Giants and Feel Free. His novels are Utterly Monkey, Glover’s Mistake and Modern Gods. Awards for his writing include the Betty Trask prize, the Rooney Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Somerset Maugham award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is on faculty at New York University, and Chair of Creative Writing in Poetry at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast.

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