Tina Chang

“Precision of a Boy” and “Substantial.”

Poet Tina Chang’s work has been lauded as “performing the ancient tasks of remembrance, recovery, and praise.” She read at the Folger on January 29, 2007. Listen to her poems “Precision of a Boy” and “Substantial.”

Since 1968, the Folger’s O.B. Hardison Poetry Series has brought the brightest writers and speakers to the Folger stage. Now, we’re digging into our recordings of past readings to bring those poets to your headphones.

Tina Chang is the author of the poetry collections Half-Lit Houses and Of Gods & Strangers. Her work has been featured in the anthologies Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great. She is first woman to be named poet laureate of Brooklyn, New York.

Published September 4, 2018. ©Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. This recording was produced by Hayden Arp and Teri Cross-Davis. The music is ""Retrograde" by Hayden Arp. Ben Lauer is the web producer.

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