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Jenny Zhang and Zachary Schomburg | The Lit Show
Season 06
Episode 05
Air date: Tuesday, September 18 at 4 PM CST

 

On this episode of The Lit Show, poets Jenny Zhang and Zachary Schomburg discuss and read from their recent books,  Dear Jenny, We Are All Find  (Octopus Books), and Fjords, Vol.1 (Black Ocean), wildly diverging meditations and exultations on love, death, myth, and other bodily functions.

Jenny Zhang lives in New York, where she teaches and writes for Rookie Magazine. She is a graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Elizabeth Robinson writes, “With dizzying energy and intelligence, Zhang forages through familial, global, and even anatomical configurations vainly outlining an identity that manifests only to shift and move restlessly on. [Dear Jenny, We Are All Find] brings to mind a 21st century Whitman, only female, Chinese, and profoundly scatological.”

Zachary Schomburg lives in Portland, Oregon and edits Octopus Books and Octopus Magazine. The author and co-author of of several chapbooks and other collaboration projects, his previous full-length poetry collections includeScary, No Scary (2009) and The Man Suit (2007), both from Black Ocean. Lara Glenum writes, “The souls of these poems have been put into them backwards. They unapologetically wear their wings on their chests.”

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