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Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Suji Kwock Kim
October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Saturday, October 16th, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library will continue its exploration of Asian-American poets with a discussion of the Korean-American poet Suji Kwock Kim. A playwright as well as a poet, Kim was educated at Yale, the University of Iowa, Stanford University, and UC/Berkeley. As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied at Seoul National University and Yonsei University. She is the author of the poetry collections Notes from the North (2020) and Notes from the Divided Country (2003), which won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, and was a finalist for the Griffin Prize. She co-wrote Private Property, a multimedia play performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Edward Hirsch speaks of her poetry as “moving fluently between the living and the dead, the Korean past and the Amerasian present. Her heartfelt work is shadowed by the question of what is passed on through a long, blood-soaked history.” Please join Marblehead poet Claire Keyes from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 16th as we explore Kim’s poems.