Book Launch: Slow Render by Jess Yuan with Readings by Laura Kolbe and Amanda Gunn

Book Launch: Slow Render by Jess Yuan with Readings by Laura Kolbe and Amanda Gunn

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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About the Book.

About the Authors.

Jess Yuan (pronouns: she/her) is an architect, educator, and poet. She holds a Masters in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and B.A. in Architecture from Yale. Jess is a registered architect in Massachusetts and Certified Passive House Consultant, and she has taught studios at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Boston Architectural College. Her interests include sustainability, community building, and design as a tool for social change.

Jess is author of the poetry collection Slow Render, which is forthcoming in April 2024 as winner of the Airlie Prize. Her chapbook, Threshold Amnesia (2020), was selected by Justin Phillip Reed as winner of the Yemassee Chapbook Contest. Jess has received fellowships for her writing from Kundiman and Miami Writers Institute. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets, jubilat, Tupelo Quarterly Review, Pleiades, Ninth Letter, The Journal, and elsewhere. Jess is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. She and her spouse split their time between Boston (Massachusett, Pawtucket, and Naumkeag land) and Baltimore (Susquehannock and Piscataway land).

Amanda Gunn’s debut poetry collection, Things I Didn’t Do With This Body, was released in 2023 from Copper Canyon Press. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, she is currently a PhD candidate in English at Harvard. Her poetry appears in Poetry, Narrative Magazine, and Poetry Northwest.

Laura Kolbe’s debut poetry collection Little Pharma (University of Pittsburgh) won the 2021 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. Her writing can be found in Harper’s, n+1The Nation, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times MagazineThe New Yorker, Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Yale Review, and has been collected in the anthologies The Best American Poetry and A World Out of Reach: Dispatches from Life Under Lockdown. She works as a physician and medical ethicist in New York City.