Please join us for an evening of poetry in translation by Dorothy Tse, James Shea, and Ryan Wilson, upstairs at Fergie’s Pub, hosted by Philly-favorite, poet John Wall Barger, and series creator, Ernest Hilbert.
Wednesday, June 29th, 7PM
Upstairs at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-928-8118
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We’ll also have open mic sessions between each featured reader, so come on out and bring a poem to read. We’d love to hear from you. As always, the event is free and open to the public.
Ryan Wilson’s books include The Stranger World (2017), winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, How to Think Like a Poet (Wiseblood, 2019), and Proteus Bound: Selected Translations, 2008-20 (Franciscan UP, 2021). His work appears widely in periodicals such as Best American Poetry, Five Points, The Hopkins Review, The New Criterion, The Sewanee Review, and The Yale Review. Editor-in-Chief of Literary Matters, he teaches at The Catholic University of America and in the M.F.A. program at The University of St. Thomas-Houston.
James Shea is the author of two poetry collections, The Lost Novel and Star in the Eye, both from Fence Books. Recipient of grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and National Endowment for the Arts, he is the director of the Creative and Professional Writing Program at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Dorothy Tse is a Hong Kong fiction writer whose books include Owlish and So Black. Tse has received the Hong Kong Book Prize, Unitas New Fiction Writers’ Award (Taiwan), and the Hong Kong Award for Creative Writing in Chinese. She has been a resident at Art Omi, the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, and the Vermont Studio Center.